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Peasant movement started from pre-colonial era. The movements during 1858 and 1914 were localised, disjointed and were confined to particular grievances such as
•Bengal revolt against plantation of Indigo
•Deccan riots against money lender
•The Bardoli Satyagraha a non-tax campaign started by Mahatma Gandhi
•Champaran Satyagraha against Indigo plantation
•Tebhaga Movement and Telangana movement
New farmer’s movement
•It began in 1970 in Punjab and Tamilnadu
•It was regionally organised and involved farmers rather than peasants
•The basic ideology behind the movement was strongly anti-state and anti-urban.
•The main focus was price and other related issues
•It used methods of agitation like blocking roads and railways, refusing politicians and bureaucrats to enter the villages and so on.
•It further included environmental and women issues also.
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