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Ideas And Rural Development


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. A pioneer of satyagraha, or resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience-a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence-Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi's thinking focused on the traditional village community and its self-government. Gandhi saw the self-government of the village community as the basis for Indian democracy.

Starting out from these concepts he fought against both the destruction of village jobs and the replacement of traditionally produced food by industrially processed products which also harmed people's health. Part of the particularly tragic aspect of Gandhi is that his concepts of help for self-help, rural, village-centred development, and small-scale, locally determined economic development by the people's own efforts were turned on their head in post-colonial India under Nehru's modernisation drive.

Author: C. K. Singh
Year: 2012
Price: Rs. 800
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: viii+244
Dimensions: 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Publisher: Arise Publishers & Distributors
ISBN 13: 9789381031315

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