Thoughts and works for Prof. M.V. Nadkarni on Economics, Ethics, Environment, Gandhi, and Religion

Dr. M.V. Nadkarni (Mangesh Venkatesh Nadkarni), born on February 23, 1939, an economist by training and profession, has deep interest in other social sciences as well, as also in religion and philosophy. His contribution to Economics has been mainly in the areas of Agricultural Price Policy, Problems of Drought Prone Areas, Farmers' Movements, Political Economy of Forest Use and Management, Economics of Pollution Control, and Integrating Ethics into Economics

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Decentralised Democracy in India  

This book provides a vantage point of comparison, of the actual reality of decentralisation in India with Gandhi’s vision of decentralised democracy, or what he referred to as Gram Swaraj.

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A hundred verses on Environmental Ethics with transliteration, translation and explanatory notes

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Ethics for our Times - 2nd Edition

Published earlier in 2011, this book now appears in its second and enlarged edition in 2014, published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi. The second edition has an added Part IV on ‘Some Contemporary Concerns’.

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Bhagavad Gita for the Modern Reader  

What is the Bhagavad-Gita? Is it just a religious text? When was it composed? How relevant is it to the modern world? 

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Hinduism is much misunderstood, not only by non-Hindus, but also by Hindus themselves. It has been tried to be defined in terms of purity and pollution, caste hierarchy, Brahminism, idolatry, ritualism, cow-worship, other-worldliness and amorality! That is, anything which Hinduism is not. Some have even doubts if it is a religion at all!

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