Author: Hirendra Nath RoyPublisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of CultureYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 284ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381325292
Modern theory of economic development has evolved over time. During this process of its historical changes there were a number of paradigm shifts-all trying to make the theory more realistic and relevant. It is, of course, realized that there are some fundamentals of economic growth on which the entire growth process depends in all circumstances. In this book we have tried to find out to what extent three great men could pin point those fundamentals. In some cases they succeeded, in other cases there were confusions galore. So far as the fundamentals of economic growth are concerned modern theory of economic development has no different with the economic thinking of the above three men. But occasionally they deviated from the path which they initially adopted. Herein lies the definite improvement of modern theory over the social and economic thinking of these three great souls of India. We have tried to analyze the problem threadbare. How far we have succeeded our readers will judge.The primary aim of this book is to analyze the economic ideas of three great men of India: Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore-in the light of modern theory of Economic development. These three great personalities were not economists. Swamiji was an ascetic but with a keen practical sense; Gandhiji was a level-headed politician, often wily in his negotiations with his adversaries. Tagore was a lyrical poet with a universal outlook. All of them, however, had one thing in common. They were all social thinkers and deeply interested in the uplift of the people.
ContentsPrefaceForewordChapter IPhilosophy: It’s Impact on Economic TheoryChapter IIThe Modern Theory of Economic DevelopmentChapter IIIEconomic Thinking of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)Chapter IVPoet Rabindranath Tagore’s View about Economic Revival of Our Country and Its Contemporary RelevanceChapter VSwamiji’s Economic Thinking-an Assessment