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Economics of Mahatma Gandhi: Challenges and Development

Anil Kumar Thakur (Author) Mithilesh Kumar Sinha (Author)
Synopsis This book deals with various aspects of economic ideas of Gandhiji along with the evaluation of the relevance of Gandhian ideology in modern and technological era wherein the trend of consumerism has emerged and moral value has lost its identity.Gandhian economic philosophy is becoming increasingly relevant to the world as well as India today, particularly, the Third World countries. If 19th century belonged to Carlyle, Ruskin, and the twentieth to Russell and Huxley, 21st century belongs to Gandhi alone. Actually Gandhian economic philosophy is the road to prosperity, social justice and balanced growth because it is panacea for all economic and social problems, arising in recent years due to growing violence, bringing wars in the minds of men and the occurrence of jobless, ruthless, rootless, voiceless, and futureless growth. Gandhian economic thought is good economics that concentrates on the even distribution of economic opportunities and benefits that is the need of the time; otherwise the world will have to face anarchism in future. Freedom from hunger socialism collapsed due to its own drawbacks, its binary opposite, blood thirsty free market liberalism too is found wanting, resulting in violence, misery and sense of inner discontent. Therefore, at this juncture, we need to rediscover Gandhian paths of development which would lead to march on the road of progress and prosperity.Thirty-five scholarly papers have been included in this book, covering all the Gandhian economic thoughts with their relevancy in 21st century. A Small briefing preceding each theme has been added with an elaborate introduction for the convenience of the readers, which outlines main issues and the central tenet of the book along with a brief summary of each paper. The book is timely and deals with a highly debated theme. The contents of the book are likely to be useful for academics, policy-makers, corporate professionals and students interested in research on Gandhian economic philosophy.
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About the author

Anil Kumar Thakur

Dr. Anil Kumar thakur, M.A. M.Ed., Ph. D., is a senior faculty member in the Post Graduate Department of Applied Economics and Commerce at College of Commerce, Patna under Magadh  University.  Many research scholars have obtained Ph. D. degrees under his guidance and supervision.

Thakur has excelled himself in several areas of Economic Policy and Fiscal Management of the Indian Economy.  He has also edited more than forty books/journals/souvenirs.  Thakur is a matured organizer and architect of Indian Economic Association.  He is the youngest Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of Indian Economic Association.  He has founded the Economic Association of Bihar and Jharkhand and remained its Founder Secretary for more than ten years.
He is a signature of Indian Economic Association and many organizations of Bihar and India.  Thakur is the vanguard of young professional economists living in far-flung rural remote areas to inspire and encourage them to write articles and books.

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Title Economics of Mahatma Gandhi: Challenges and Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 8184501582
length xv+ 508 p.