Gandhi's Vision and Values: The Moral Quest for Change in Indian Agriculture

Gandhi's Vision and Values: The Moral Quest for Change in Indian Agriculture

by Vivek Pinto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761992359

ISBN-13: 9780761992356

Pub. Date: 06/29/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

India today faces the onslaught of multinational investment and globalization in every sector of its economy, more so in agriculture. Will the new economic policy relieve the hunger of or provide remunerative jobs to the millions living in rural India? In order to answer this question, author Vivek Pinto explores the basis for reconstructing a more harmonious,

Overview

India today faces the onslaught of multinational investment and globalization in every sector of its economy, more so in agriculture. Will the new economic policy relieve the hunger of or provide remunerative jobs to the millions living in rural India? In order to answer this question, author Vivek Pinto explores the basis for reconstructing a more harmonious, poverty-free, nonviolent, and self-reliant society based on the ethical and moral principles with which Mahatma Gandhi experimented.
The analysis in Gandhi's Vision and Values is based primarily on a small polemic pamphlet, Hind Swaraj or "Indian Home Rule," which Gandhi wrote in 1909. The author addresses the context and text of Gandhi's religiously shaped views on agricultural development and the broad relation between his religious perspectives and agricultural issues. A Gandhian critique of how the planned system of agricultural development has failed to resolve the conditions of poverty is also presented. Finally, the author explores the possible relevance of some Gandhian experiments and current alternatives and provides concrete examples of ways in which social transformations on the path that Gandhi delineated can undeniably be successful.
Filling an important gap in Gandhian studies, this book successfully explicates Gandhi's vision of a remarkable, constructive, and inward-looking program for reconstructing a truly independent, self-reliant, and spiritual nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761992356
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/29/1998
Series:
Area and Development Studies Series
Pages:
176

Table of Contents

Introduction
Hind Swaraj
Context and Text for Gandhi's Religiously Shaped Views on Agricultural Development
Relation of Gandhi's Religious Perspectives to Agricultural Issues
An Exploration of Theory and Practice, 1909-1948
A Review of Planned Agricultural Development in India and a Gandhian Critique, 1951-1974
Development with a Human Face
Gandhi's Constructive Program and Current Alternatives
Conclusion

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