Debt and Death in Rural India: The Punjab Story

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Debt and Death in Rural India is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mid-1980s up to 2008. Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors ranging from central to state policies and critically analyzes political, economic and social trends that led to the dismal condition of the farmers between 1988 and 2008. This study presents a unique trajectory on the issue of farmer suicides and contextualizes the problem within a historical and geographical framework.

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Aman Sidhu lost her life in a tragic road accident in 2006. This book is based on her PhD research, focusing on rural suicides in Punjab. Aman Sidhu was 34 years of age when this research began. She had recently returned from the United Kingdom having obtained an MBA degree, prior to which she had completed her Master’s in Sociology from Panjab University. Aman’s interest in rural suicides developed while working with the Movement Against State Repression (MASR), an NGO, for which she was conducting research in the Lehra and Andana Blocks of Moonak subdivision in Punjab’s Sangrur district.

She decided to take this work forward, by enrolling for a PhD based on her field-work. Aman was also instrumental in starting the JSJ Degree College at Gurney Kalan, in addition to various vocational centres for village girls.

As her PhD research had led to the compilation of a significant amount of statistical data and interviews, her father, Mr Inderjit Singh Jaijee, decided to take the work forward as a memorial to her.

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Analysing Punjab’s historical and geographical framework, the book probes the main factors responsible for rural suicides... [It] includes details about quantification process of the suicides and the figures which made the state government and media take the case of farmers’ suicides seriously... The efforts of the writers need to be lauded in highlighting the increasing debt and penury among the farmers.  This book has broken the silence surrounding farmers death. Debt and Death in Rural India is an excellent study about the plight of peasants and brings to light the apathetic attitude of the government.

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This outstanding work analyses the interplay of economic and political forces and recommends concrete policy measures to enable Punjab to break out of the vicious farmer-suicide cycle...The efforts of the writers need to be lauded in highlighting the increasing debt and penury among the farmers. This book has broken the silence surrounding farmer’s deaths. Interviews of family members of suicide victims constitute an important part of the research...[it] offers practical recommendations which can go a long way in tackling the vicious circle of debt.... The book is a chilling story and an excellent study about the plight of peasants and brings to light the apathetic attitude of the government. It exposes the yawning gulf between the haves and the have nots. (eSocialSciences)

One of the most important studies not only for the farmers of poor states but also for the government to reflect on the age-old issue of farmer suicides, rural indebtedness and agricultural backwardness. A landmark study in this subject and serve as an eye-opener for planners and policy makers of the country. It will also be very useful for further research on the issue.

(Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol 15, January-June 2013)

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