The contemporary relevance of Gandhian economic thought with special focus on the rural industrialization forms the central theme of this book. Policies related to planned economy after Independence have not brought the desired changes. Uncontrolled unplanned and un-regulated industrialization and urbanization have led to many disastrous consequences. In view of this the book explores the suitabiltiy of Gandhian model as a possible remedy for the various economic problelms in developing sociteties.
Dr. Ashaben I. Patel a senior Lecturer teaches economics in Smt. Meenaben Kaundaliya Arts and commerce Mahila college Rajkot. She has authored a number of books and also contributed various articles to different academic jorunals. Her papers have been accepted for regional and national level conferences and seminars. She has undertaken and completed ten research projects independently and is also associated with centre for Economic, Rural and Gandhian Studies, Rajkot as managing trustee.