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Gandhian Perspectives on Population and Development

A K Sharma (Author)
Synopsis This book attempts to develop a theory of population in the light of thoughts and ideas of M.K. Gandhi. It formulates a conceptual framework of Gandhian paradigm in which diverse issues such as development, social and gender relations, science and technology, urban-rural relations, etc. can be examined. The book is divided into three sections. Section-A: Has five chapters devoted to examination of population trends in the world and in India, theory of demographic transition and aspects of sustainable development. Section-B: Has two chapters devoted to discussion of Gandhian theory of society and a new Gandhian theory of population. Section-C: Divided into seven chapters, applies Gandhian theory in following areas: conceptualisation of development, gender relations and feminism, environment, urban patterns, sociology of science, fertility among minority groups and a holistic theory of population.
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About the author

A K Sharma

Shri A.K. Sharma is an archaeologist of repute. He is internationally known for his original contributions in the field of archaeology and anthropology. During thirty three years of his hectic career, in different capacities in the Archaeological Survey of India he explored and excavated a number of sites throughout the length and breadth of the country, particularly in remote and inaccessible areas of North-East India, Jammu Kashmir and Lakshadweep. To his credit goes the discovery and excavation of the biggest Stone Age site Anangpur, near Delhi, the biggest prehistoric cave of Kachagad in Maharashtra, the sprawling nucleus megalithic site in Chhattisgarh, unique Neolithic site of Gufkral in Kashmir Valley, early historic sites of Sekta in Manipur and Vadagokugiri in Garo Hills of Meghalaya. He is also known for the discovery of horse bones of domesticated horse in Harappan context which have been internationally acknowledged and has changed the whole theory about Aryans and Vaidic period. He worked at Kalibangan excavation from 1961 to 1969. He has to his credit more than 50 published research papers on anthropology, archaeozoology, prehistory and other aspects of archaeology. Presently he is working as Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Historical Research on his project “Megaliths of Chhattisgarh including Bastar:. He is also directing the excavations at Mansar near Nagpur.

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Bibliographic information

Title Gandhian Perspectives on Population and Development
Author A K Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170225337
length 271p.
Subjects History