OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Giving with a Thousand Hands: The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy

ISBN : 9780199470686

Price(incl.tax): 
¥6,391
Author: 
Pushpa Sundar
Pages
364 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Mar 2017
Send mail
Print

India has been a major recipient of international aid since its independence on account of its developmental gaps and wide income disparity; yet it also ranks among the top four nations in the world in terms of the number of billionaires. How and what do these fabulously wealthy Indians contribute to the development of their own society? What is the nature of Indian philanthropy? Has the phenomenal wealth creation in recent decades seen an increase in altruistic spending in social development, and what role does the Indian state play in promoting or restraining the act of giving? Making an important distinction between charity and philanthropy, Giving with a Thousand Hands argues that while charity is alive and well in India, the country is short on philanthropy defined as altruistic giving on a large enough scale to bring about transformative social change. The author in this book offers a vision for the future of Indian philanthropy, maintaining that it has a vital role to play in the country and needs to be encouraged through various measures.

Index: 

Foreword by Anu Aga
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
PART I AN ETHIC OF GIVING
1: Why India Needs Philanthropy
2: Are Indians Charitable?
3: Corporate Social Responsibility: Philanthropy's New Avatar?
PART II THE ECOSYSTEM
4: The Carrot and the Stick: The State and Philanthropy
5: Give, Give Wisely: Promoting Philanthropy
PART III THE CHANGING FACE OF PHILANTHROPY
6: Donors Old and New
7: Less than Half the Sky: Women as Philanthropists
8: Making a Difference-Differently
9: The World of Indian Foundations
10: The Gift of Knowledge: Educating India
PART IV FUTURE VISION
11: The Unfinished Agenda
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

About the author: 

Pushpa Sundar is a development specialist and was the Founder Director of Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi, India. She is the author of Business and Community: The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility in India (2013) and Foreign Aid for Indian NGOs: Problem or Solution? (2010).

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.