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Gandhian Engagement with Capital

Gandhian Engagement with Capital
Perspectives of J C Kumarappa

First Edition
  • Chaitra Redkar - Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Pune

March 2019 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Gandhian Engagement with Capital: Perspectives of J C Kumarappa comprehensively presents the Gandhian ideas on economic development and political economy.

Within this larger context, it focuses on the towering contributions of J C Kumarappa, the pioneer of the Gandhian model of economic development, and describes, from his standpoint, how the moral and political dispositions of Gandhism amount to a critique of capitalism. The book also covers in detail the major facets of Kumarappa’s contribution to Gandhism: developing a non-mechanized, non-capitalist model of industrialization; presenting the holistic development approach; reflecting on the role of the state in facilitating a village-centric economy; and exploring the role of religion in developing the moral foundation of the Gandhian political economy. These reflect the historical context of Kumarappa’s scholarship and his deep understanding of the various dimensions of Gandhian thought.

The book highlights the debates within Gandhism and imparts a nuanced understanding of other Gandhian thinkers. Further, it presents several discourses in modern Indian political thought by analysing the interplay of narratives. 

In Search of Gandhi: Known and Unknown
Life and Times of J. C. Kumarappa
Locating the Problem: Money, Market and Machine
Political Economy of Permanence
Locating Kumarappa in Gandhism After Gandhi
Glossary of Persons
Key features

·         This book highlights the various facets of J C Kumarappa’s thought - moral, political, economic and religious.

·         It contains extensive discussions of interactions between Gandhi, Kumarappa and the various other Gandhian thinkers.  

·         The book is an insightful and critical presentation of the state of Gandhian discourse after Gandhi’s demise.

·         It is a path-breaking interpretation of the Gandhian approach to capitalism.

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