Speaking: Bedabrata Pain

 Making the documentary on farm crisis – both in the US and India, as well as being on the ground of the historic Indian farm movement that forced the right-wing strongman prime minister Narendra Modi to retreat for the first time in his political life, cannot but make one wonder about what must be done differently in our political engagement. After summarizing the Indian movement and the American farm experience, the talk will dwell on the lessons of the farm movement in India and market reforms in both countries. And in doing so, it will try to assess the role played by the left.