Remembering Sharad Joshi, the jeans-clad farmer4 min read 14 Jun 2017, 12:46 AM IST
Sharad Joshi set up the Shetkari Sanghatana in 1979 to demand higher output prices and for access to markets and technology
He was among the first to coin the phrase “India versus Bharat". This evocative term captured the widening gulf between urban and rural, between agriculture and industry, between sectors blessed by liberalization and not. But most of all, it captured what was most correlated to the widening rich-poor divide.
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