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Mahatma Gandhi's Vision of Sustainable Development

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In the technocratic era of the 21st century Gandhi is taken as icon for global humanism, harmony and peace. With his insight, experiences and realisation he constantly fought for overall human development in which deep sense of serving suffering masses is considered as service to god – a type of eco-cosmic-religion. Gandhi has not given ant theoretic frame perse, but his sayings and life-style are the signposts for sustainable environmental development through human service. Gandhi's ahimsa (‘non-violence’) is an alternative path all would save humanity from its crises, what he referred as sarvodaya (‘upliftment of all’). His contributions help to re-awaken the human spirit for self-realisation, finally leading to revelation. Under the MDG (Millennium Development Goals) Gandhi is recognised as a path. Indian Geography should not be far behind the marches taking place all over the world based on Gandhism.

Keywords: Sarvodaya; Satyagraha; Self-realisation; Swadeshi; ahimsa (non-violence); morality; social sins; sustainable development

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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