‘We are Like the Living Dead’: Farmer Suicides in Maharashtra, Western India

@inproceedings{Sociology2005WeAL,
  title={‘We are Like the Living Dead’: Farmer Suicides in Maharashtra, Western India},
  author={Bb Mohanty Reader in Sociology},
  year={2005}
}
Findings presented here about farmer suicides in Amravati and Yavatmal districts, Maharashtra, are evaluated in relation to Durkheimian theory, which attributes such acts to an historically specific combination of social and economic causes. Lower and middle caste peasant smallholders found themselves trapped between enhanced aspirations generated by land reform and other post-1947 measures, and the reality of neoliberalism (rising debt, declining income). Suicides among large and medium… CONTINUE READING

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