Author: Dr. Trent Brown
Dr Trent Brown is a Research Assistant at the Australia India Institute. Dr Brown completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong in 2013. His thesis examined initiatives for sustainable rural development in India and considered the ways in which these initiatives were influenced by structures of social power. Dr Brown has published articles on a wide variety of topics relating to contemporary India, including rural development, environmental politics, youth, mobility, urbanisation and rural-urban relations.
Emerging class divisions in the Gorkhaland Movement
The struggle for a separate state of ‘Gorkhaland’ in the Darjeeling hills is several decades old. But an emerging class division within the movement is characteristic of major tensions in Indian regional politics today.