Giving with a Thousand Hands: The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy by Pushpa SundarGiving with a Thousand Hands: The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy by Pushpa Sundar

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

byPushpa Sundar

Hardcover | February 12, 2017

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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 Indianscontribute 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.
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).
Title:Giving with a Thousand Hands: The Changing Face of Indian PhilanthropyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:364 pagesPublished:February 12, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199470685

ISBN - 13:9780199470686

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Anu AgaPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPART I AN ETHIC OF GIVING1. Why India Needs Philanthropy2. Are Indians Charitable?3. Corporate Social Responsibility: Philanthropy's New Avatar?PART II THE ECOSYSTEM4. The Carrot and the Stick: The State and Philanthropy5. Give, Give Wisely: Promoting PhilanthropyPART III THE CHANGING FACE OF PHILANTHROPY6. Donors Old and New7. Less than Half the Sky: Women as Philanthropists8. Making a Difference-Differently9. The World of Indian Foundations10. The Gift of Knowledge: Educating IndiaPART IV FUTURE VISION11. The Unfinished AgendaBibliographyIndexAbout the Author