CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Gandhian approach to development and social work; 2. Gandhian perspective on development; 3. Social work education in India: a new look; 4. Gandhi and human relationships; 5. An overview and role of NGOs in development; 6. 'Wake up call' for India's environmental security or face collective suicide; 7. Bhoodan and Gramdan: revolution through love; 8. Communication skills and community development; 9. Fifty years of freedom: achievements and failures; 10. Gandhi's constructive work programme: a critique; 11. Dalit and development: a neglected dimension of social work; 12. Conflicting value system and social work: management of crisis in Indian families;
This book tries to trace the relationship between Gandhian approach to development and social work. Explaining Gandhi's concept of social work and development, it addresses various issues concerning social work education in India, environment, security, bhoodan and gramdan revolution, community development, people's participation, Dalit empowerment and value system. The book further takes stock of India's achievements and failures in the last 50 years, and analyses the role of NGOs in development. A critical assessment of Gandhi's constructive work programme also makes part of discussion. The book will be of great interest to social workers and researchers in the field of Gandhian study.