• Series editor and coordinator of PARI's coverage of the march: Sharmila Joshi, editorial chief, PARI. 
  • Photo editor: Binaifer Bharucha. 
  • Content management team: Subuhi Jiwani, Samyukta Shastri, Sinchita Maji, Jyoti Shinoli.

Glimpses from the Mukti Morcha
Anushka Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

Glimpses from the Mukti Morcha

Farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana walked in the march on November 29, 2018, from Gurudwara Shri Bala Sahebji in south Delhi, to Ramila Maidan in central Delhi

December 05, 2018 | Anushka Jain

Walking sticks, papads, jaggery, hookahs, cards


The Kisan Mukti Morcha on November 29-30, 2018, in Delhi was also an occasion for some snacks, smokes, games, phone videos, innovative ways of carrying personal items, and more

December 05, 2018 | Rahul M.

Five farmers speak of their demands

What were the specific and varying concerns of farmers from different states? We asked five farmers

December 05, 2018 | Chetana Borkar
Odisha’s cultivators speak of drought and wages
Purusottam Thakur • New Delhi, Delhi

Odisha’s cultivators speak of drought and wages

At the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi on November 29-30, 2018, farmers, daily wage workers and activists from Odisha and other states highlighted their recurring problems, while marching amid security personnel

December 04, 2018 | Purusottam Thakur 

Catching a breath mid-march

On November 29 and 30, 2018, farmers from across the country marched from overnight camps in different parts of Delhi to Ramlila Maidan and from there to Parliament Street. In between, some of them stopped for a while for a quick rest

December 04, 2018 | Subuhi Jiwani
Children of farmers at the Delhi march
Sanket Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

Children of farmers at the Delhi march

A few kids too participated in the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi on November 29-30, 2018. They came with their parents, probably because there was no one back home to look after them

December 04, 2018 | Sanket Jain 
Voting with the ballot and with their feet
Parth M.N. • New Delhi, Delhi

Voting with the ballot and with their feet

After voting in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, many farmers took the train to the capital for the march, saying 'nobody paid attention to us in MP, so we thought we should make ourselves heard in Delhi'

December 03, 2018 | Parth M.N.

Drums, cymbals, bells – dancers at the farmers' march

At the November 29-30 farmers' march in Delhi, many came with traditional instruments that emphasised their identity, voice and demands

December 01, 2018 | Chetana Borkar
Marching from Majnu ka Tila to Ramlila
Guru Dhamal and Binaifer Bharucha

Marching from Majnu ka Tila to Ramlila

Farmers from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh walked from the overnight camp at Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tila in north Delhi to Ramlila Maidan in the central part of the city on November 29, alongside students who came out to support them

December 01, 2018 | Guru Dhamal and Binaifer Bharucha
The long road to Parliament
Sanket Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

The long road to Parliament

After spending the night at Ramlila Maidan, thousands of farmers marched to Parliament Street on November 30 to place their demands before the government

December 01, 2018 | Sanket Jain
Taking back hope from the march
Parth M.N. • New Delhi, Delhi

Taking back hope from the march

After gruelling journeys that stretched for days for many, the farmers marched to Sansad Marg on November 30, shouting slogans, singing, speaking of their demands. Then they got ready to return to their fields

December 01, 2018 | Parth M.N.

Jhabua's protesting farmers in Delhi

Farmers from Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh, who say the costs of cultivation are much higher than the returns, are demanding better prices for their crops 


November 30, 2018 | Purusottam Thakur

Kisan Mukti Morcha: On the road from Bijwasan
Chetana Borkar • New Delhi, Delhi

Kisan Mukti Morcha: On the road from Bijwasan

On November 29, farmers who had spent the night at a camp in Bijwasan in south east Delhi, started off on the protest march to Ramlila Ground

November 30, 2018 | Chetana Borkar
Marching from Bijwasan to Ramlila Maidan
Sanket Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

Marching from Bijwasan to Ramlila Maidan

Farmers from Rajasthan, West Bengal and other states at the November 29-30 protest in Delhi

November 30, 2018 | Sanket Jain

Disciplined, determined and hopeful

Yesterday, November 29, farmers from Maharashtra— as well as many other states – marched to Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan. Today, they will march towards Parliament to highlight their demands

November 30, 2018 | Parth M.N.

Anantapur to Delhi: Alivelamma’s talisman

C. Alivelamma, a tenant farmer, hopes no more farmers are driven to suicide like her husband was

November 30, 2018 | Rahul M.
'Whatever we grow, we suffer losses'
Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri • New Delhi, Delhi

'Whatever we grow, we suffer losses'

Farmers from the riverine villages of the Sundarbans in West Bengal, who are in Delhi for the November 29-30 farmers' march, speak of their problems back home and what they hope this march will achieve

November 30, 2018 | Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri
Dahanu to Delhi, struggling for space and more
Siddharth Adelkar and Himanshu Chutia Saikia • Palghar, Maharashtra

Dahanu to Delhi, struggling for space and more

Warli women farmers from Palghar district took three trains to reach Delhi for the farmers' march on November 29-30. In the crowded compartments, their songs of protest lightened the long journey

November 29, 2018 | Siddharth Adelkar and Himanshu Chutia Saikia
Drought-hit Yavatmal farmers at Delhi protest
Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri • New Delhi, Delhi

Drought-hit Yavatmal farmers at Delhi protest

Among the first to arrive in Delhi for the march on November 29-30 was a group of Adivasi farmers from Vidarbha – they came to highlight many problems, but their main concern right now is a crushing drought

November 29, 2018 | Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri
The urban poor rally for the rural poor
Subuhi Jiwani and Aditya Dipankar • New Delhi, Delhi

The urban poor rally for the rural poor

In a Delhi basti, people speak in support of the farmers marching to the capital on November 29-30

November 29, 2018 | Subuhi Jiwani and Aditya Dipankar
'We were also farmers...'
Purusottam Thakur • New Delhi, Delhi

'We were also farmers...'

At a vegetable market in north Delhi, a day before the farmers' march, vendors speak of the agrarian crisis

November 29, 2018 | Purusottam Thakur

Getting ready for the rally at Ramlila Maidan

Many of the labourers at Ramlila Maidan in north east Delhi, who were putting up the tents and preparing for the November 29-30 farmers’ rally, are themselves migrants from farm families

November 29, 2018 | Parth M.N.
‘It is for my children's future that I march’
Siddharth Adelkar • Palghar, Maharashtra

‘It is for my children's future that I march’

Adivasi women farmers from Dahanu speak of why they are taking the train to Delhi for the farmers' march

November 28, 2018 | Siddharth Adelkar
Farmers’ march: voices from a Delhi street
Sanket Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

Farmers’ march: voices from a Delhi street

What people in Delhi are saying about the massive farmers' rally starting tomorrow, November 29

November 28, 2018 | Sanket Jain
Driving autos and causes in Dombivli
Siddharth Adelkar • Thane, Maharashtra

Driving autos and causes in Dombivli

On Sunday, autorickshaw drivers in Dombivli came together to ask commuters to sign a petition demanding a special session of parliament on the agrarian crisis, and support the farmers' march in Delhi later this week

November 28, 2018 | Siddharth Adelkar
Life after death on the farm
Sharmila Joshi • Greater Bombay, Maharashtra

Life after death on the farm

Tens of thousands of farm widows in Maharashtra – all of them farmers too – find themselves in a morass of loss, grief, debt, penury, harassment, and miles of paperwork and bureaucracy, after their husbands' suicides

November 23, 2018 | Sharmila Joshi
We need a special session of Parliament…
P. Sainath • Greater Bombay, Maharashtra

We need a special session of Parliament…

Watch P. Sainath speak about the upcoming November 29-30 march of farmers and agricultural workers

November 19, 2018 | P. Sainath