In October 2012, on the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, some 50,000 landless people gathered on a dusty strip of land in the city of Gwalior. Their mission was called March for Justice, the culmination of six years’ work. Their aim was simple: to force the Indian government to revise the country’s laws and ensure that poor people have access to the land, forest and water they rely on.

From the demands of mining companies to large-scale illegal fishing operations, India’s villages and coastlines are being subsumed in the rush towards big business. Thanks to the activism of Ekta Parishad ...


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