Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Gandhi's political philosophy. 3. Three cardinal concepts of Mahatma Gandhi: Varna Dharma, Trusteeship and decentralization. 4. Gandhiji's views regarding factors of production: labour and capital. 5. Mahatma's ideas on Agrarian re-organisation. 6. Gandhi and the controversy of large versus small-scale industries: with special reference to Khadi and Gramodyog (village industries). 7. Some stray comparisons between ideas of Gandhi and Marx. 8. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
"This book makes an in-depth study of Mahatma Gandhi's politico-economic ideas and their relevance in present circumstances. Analysing Gandhi's three cardinal concepts-Varna Dharma, trusteeship and decentralization, it reviews his views on labour, capital and agrarian reorganisation. Also, it also goes deep into the controversy of large versus small scale industries, with particular reference to Gandhi's views on the subject. A comparison is made as well between the ideas of Gandhi and Marx. The book is of great use to those who have interest in Gandhian studies." (jacket)