MUP Series to Present New Perspectives on South Asia
Melbourne University Press (MUP) has signed the first title in a new South Asia book publishing series: Farmers’ Strike, by Namita Waikar.
The series will be edited by award-winning Delhi-based editor and publisher Arpita Das.
It will feature writers and intellectuals from or on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and aim to describe this region in works distinguished by an accessible style and close awareness of local realities and contexts.
Works in the MUP South Asia series will be published in Australia and around the world by MUP, with partner publishers in South Asia.
Beginning in late 2020 near the borders of India’s capital, Delhi, the farmers’ protests for freedom from debt and a fair price for their produce are some of the largest in history.
Waikar, a novelist, biochemist and Managing Editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India, draws on a broad knowledge of the experience of small-scale farming in India, over recent decades, to tell the story of the hopes and fears of the farmers involved in this vital struggle, one which has captured great attention around the world.