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Bhoodan


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Vinoba Bhave (1895—1982) spiritual leader in India

 

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A movement in India begun in 1951 by Vinoba Bhave with the object of acquiring land for redistribution to landless villagers. At first the object was to acquire individual plots, but from the late 1950s an attempt was made to transfer ownership of entire villages to village councils. The movement had a measure of success in Bihar state.

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