An agricultural worker; a peasant.
- Schools and shops closed: milkmaids and cowherds had taken a holiday; the kisan and his helpmate took a temporary respite from their dawn-to-dusk programme of hard work in field and home.
- The rest of us, the small kisans, are doing very badly.
- That spells good news not only for the kisan but for the entire populace.
1930s: Hindi kisān, from Sanskrit kṛṣāṇa 'person who plows'.
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