Gandhian Philosophy of Voluntarism: A Comparative Study of Development in the Ashram Villages and Outside

By: A.K. Sharma

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The role of voluntary organizations (VDOs) cannot be overestimated in the field of rural development. However, they fall under different categories — some work purely as professional organizations and some as missions. The Banwasi Seva Ashram (BSA) belongs to the latter category and is one of the most known of the Gandhian Organizations. Set up in 1954 in the tribal region of Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, the Ashram has worked for the last six decades to transform the tribal villages. Its activities are based on Gandhian principles of Swaraj and Sarvodaya. The aim of the Ashram is to develop rural areas through the efforts of a dedicated leadership, cooperation and voluntarism. This book explores and evaluates the work done by the Banwasi Seva Ashram. It particularly focuses on the recent challenges before the Ashram and its limitations. It also provides some alternatives for Gandhian voluntary action in the future. Printed Pages: 176.

Title: Gandhian Philosophy of Voluntarism: A Comparative Study of Development in the Ashram Villages and Outside

Author Name: A.K. Sharma

Categories: India, Gandhi Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

ISBN: 9789351250760

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 112514

Keywords: Gandhian Philosophy of Voluntarism: A Comparative Study of Development in the Ashram Villages and Outside A.K. Sharma