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Economist Gandhi


 | Book Awards 2022 | English Non-fiction

Economist Gandhi

Full Title: Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma

Author: Jaithirth Rao
Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Award Category: English Non-fiction
About the Book: 

Examining Mahatma Gandhi through an unconventional lens, this book is an original and thought-provoking contribution to Gandhian literature. A refreshing take on the Mahatma’s economic philosophy, Economist Gandhi tells us why we need to look at him as an unlikely management guru and an original thinker who enriched the discourse around market capitalism. The book explains Gandhi’s positive approach towards business: even though he greatly reduced his individual wants, he was against poverty and wanted every Indian to enjoy a materially comfortable life.
Economist Gandhi is probably the first book on Gandhi that claims that he was not against business and capitalists. It not only provides insights into a hidden facet of Gandhi’s personality-his thoughts on economics and capitalism-but also enlightens the reader about some of Gandhi’s views on religion, ethics, human nature, education and society. The book unveils a Gandhi who is brilliant, daring and, most importantly, distinctive.

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