Alternative approaches to ‘development’

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069000
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701409 | DOI:
Alternative approaches to ‘development’

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This chapter discusses alternative approaches to economic development in India, particularly Gandhian ideas. It explains how the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi have inspired social reformers, social movements and political leaders and parties both in India and in other parts of the world. It also discusses Gandhi's emphasis on the empowerment of disadvantaged sections of Indian society, self-sufficiency of villages and rural development.

Keywords: economic development; India; Mohandas Gandhi; empowerment; self-sufficiency; rural development

Chapter.  9623 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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