A book based on the extraordinary
experience of Manavodaya, a non-profit organisation in India that
has facilitated self-help groups among poor villagers and trained
development practitioners for over 20 years.
Varun Vidyarthi, leader of Manavodaya and the book's co-author,
says that 'development from below' is not enough. The key to social
change is development from within - change in individual and group
consciousness. This change leads to collective capacity for
self-management among people's organisations.
The book takes the form of a conversation between people both
deeply interested in community and social change but who are in
opposite positions: East and West; academic and practitioner.
Patricia Wilson, the other co-author is an American professor of
planning and participatory development.
Authors: Vidyarthi and Wilson
Price: £17.50 inc P&P (size 231 x 155mm)