Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Web of FreedomJ.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199460816

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 06 April 2020

The Lonely Furrow

The Lonely Furrow

(p.125) 9 The Lonely Furrow
The Web of Freedom

Venu Madhav Govindu

Deepak Malghan

Oxford University Press

This chapter details Gandhi and Kumarappa’s struggle to promote village industries in the face of indifference and criticism. The early years of the AIVIA are described and located within the context of the politics of the time that include Gandhi’s proposal for Nai Talim or New Education and Kumarappa’s role in and eventual resignation from the National Planning Committee (NPC) of the Congress. A substantial portion of the chapter is also devoted to explaining the nature of the criticism against Kumarappa and the AIVIA. Of particular significance is the debate between Kumarappa and Jayaprakash Narayan on economic choices. This debate is far more insightful than the schematic presentation of the differences on economic questions between Gandhi and Nehru that is often discussed in the literature. Additionally, the health problems that plagued Kumarappa are also discussed.

Keywords:   All-India Village Industries Association, critics of Kumarappa and Gandhi, Kumarappa–Jayaprakash Narayan debate on economic choices, National Planning Committee, Kumarappa’s health, Gram Udyog Patrika, Nai Talim or New Education, Why the Village Movement, Congress Provincial Governments, economic surveying

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .