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Giving with a Thousand Hands: The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy

Pushpa Sundar


India has been a major recipient of international aid since its independence on account of its developmental gaps and wide income disparity; yet it also ranks among the top four nations in the world in terms of the number of billionaires. How and what do these fabulously wealthy Indians contribute to the development of their own society? What is the nature of Indian philanthropy? Has the phenomenal wealth creation in recent decades seen an increase in altruistic spending in social development, and what role does the Indian state play in promoting or restraining the act of giving? Making an imp ... More

Keywords: Charity, philanthropy, CSR, education, role of the state, volume and nature of giving, women and philanthropy, Foundations, infrastructure for philanthropy, achievements, deficits, unfinished agenda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199470686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pushpa Sundar, author
Development specialist, Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi, India.