Development from Within
Varun Vidyarthi and his wife Amla have been at the roots of a powerful movement for social change which has swept India and is having a powerful influence in many other countries. In this book Varun collaborates with the US academic Patricia Wilson to describe the thinking and practice that underpins his work and the work of Manavodaya.
The book is rich with ideas and experiences. It brings home to a Westerner that for many poverty is not relative, it is absolute: many millions of people have no financial assets, no income security, no land and are often subject to exploitation and discrimination.
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