Ashok Kumar joins this week to discuss the farmers' movement in India, the Indian left generally, and his new book Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age.
Since last year, an energized mass movement of farmers has erupted across India in response to the Modi government's attempt at a neoliberal restructuring of agriculture.
The panel goes deep on this episode to answer the question: "is India's ruling class indeed the dumbest bourgeoisie in the world?". Listen to find out!
Ashok Kumar is an Indian-American organizer and academic based in London. He is currently Lecturer of Political Economy at Birkbeck, University of London.
You can check out his book at https://monopsonycapitalism.com/ and follow him on Twitter @broseph_stalin