Giving with a Thousand Hands

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9780199470686

Publication date:

13/01/2017

Hardback

364 pages

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ISBN:

9780199470686

Publication date:

13/01/2017

Hardback

364 pages

Pushpa Sundar

Making an important distinction between charity and philanthropy, Giving with a Thousand Hands argues that while charity is alive and well in India, the country is short on philanthropy defined as altruistic giving on a large enough scale to bring about transformative social change. The author in this book offers a vision for the future of Indian philanthropy, maintaining that it has a vital role to play in the country and needs to be encouraged through various measures.

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Pushpa Sundar

Description

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 important distinction between charity and philanthropy, Giving with a Thousand Hands argues that while charity is alive and well in India, the country is short on philanthropy defined as altruistic giving on a large enough scale to bring about transformative social change. The author in this book offers a vision for the future of Indian philanthropy, maintaining that it has a vital role to play in the country and needs to be encouraged through various measures.

About the Author

Pushpa Sundar
is a development specialist and was the Founder Director of Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi, India. She is the author of Business and Community: The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility in India (2013) and Foreign Aid for Indian NGOs: Problem or Solution? (2010).

Pushpa Sundar

Table of contents


Foreword by Anu Aga
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Introduction

PART I AN ETHIC OF GIVING

1 Why India Needs Philanthropy
2 Are Indians Charitable?
3 Corporate Social Responsibility: Philanthropy’s New Avatar?

PART II THE ECOSYSTEM

4 The Carrot and the Stick: The State and Philanthropy
5 Give, Give Wisely: Promoting Philanthropy

PART III THE CHANGING FACE OF PHILANTHROPY

6 Donors Old and New
7 Less than Half the Sky: Women as Philanthropists
8 Making a Difference—Differently
9 The World of Indian Foundations
10 The Gift of Knowledge: Educating India

PART IV FUTURE VISION

11 The Unfinished Agenda

Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Pushpa Sundar

Features

  • It makes an important distinction between charity and philanthropy in discussing whether Indians are philanthropic or not.
  • In depth discussion on women and philanthropy and philanthropy in education.
  • Pays attention to the deficit in the infrastructure for philanthropy
  • It discusses what needs to be done if philanthropy is to be enlarged and play an important role in the development of India.

Pushpa Sundar

Review


‘[The author] reminds us that strategic philanthropy in India has at best made a tentative beginning, and that there is a long way to go in order to make real social impact. A thoughtful and timely offering.’
—Rohini Nilekani Chairperson, Arghyam

‘[The book] is a rare feast of insights and knowledge that makes clear the abundance of Indian philanthropy, the features that make it special, but also the tasks that it still confronts. All in all a true tour de force.’
—Lester M. Salamon
Director, Centre for Civil Society Studies, Johns Hopkins University

‘[This] book explores the changing face of philanthropy in the post-globalization India, analyzing the nature, sources, scope and practice of contemporary Indian philanthropy.… Few observers bring to this timely and important topic the combination of practical experience and scholarly research that Pushpa Sundar deploys…. Her new work will undoubtedly contribute to her long-cherished goal of helping to enlarge and energize philanthropy in India.’
—David D. Arnold
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Foundation

Pushpa Sundar

Description

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 important distinction between charity and philanthropy, Giving with a Thousand Hands argues that while charity is alive and well in India, the country is short on philanthropy defined as altruistic giving on a large enough scale to bring about transformative social change. The author in this book offers a vision for the future of Indian philanthropy, maintaining that it has a vital role to play in the country and needs to be encouraged through various measures.

About the Author

Pushpa Sundar
is a development specialist and was the Founder Director of Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi, India. She is the author of Business and Community: The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility in India (2013) and Foreign Aid for Indian NGOs: Problem or Solution? (2010).

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Reviews


‘[The author] reminds us that strategic philanthropy in India has at best made a tentative beginning, and that there is a long way to go in order to make real social impact. A thoughtful and timely offering.’
—Rohini Nilekani Chairperson, Arghyam

‘[The book] is a rare feast of insights and knowledge that makes clear the abundance of Indian philanthropy, the features that make it special, but also the tasks that it still confronts. All in all a true tour de force.’
—Lester M. Salamon
Director, Centre for Civil Society Studies, Johns Hopkins University

‘[This] book explores the changing face of philanthropy in the post-globalization India, analyzing the nature, sources, scope and practice of contemporary Indian philanthropy.… Few observers bring to this timely and important topic the combination of practical experience and scholarly research that Pushpa Sundar deploys…. Her new work will undoubtedly contribute to her long-cherished goal of helping to enlarge and energize philanthropy in India.’
—David D. Arnold
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Foundation

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Table of contents


Foreword by Anu Aga
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Introduction

PART I AN ETHIC OF GIVING

1 Why India Needs Philanthropy
2 Are Indians Charitable?
3 Corporate Social Responsibility: Philanthropy’s New Avatar?

PART II THE ECOSYSTEM

4 The Carrot and the Stick: The State and Philanthropy
5 Give, Give Wisely: Promoting Philanthropy

PART III THE CHANGING FACE OF PHILANTHROPY

6 Donors Old and New
7 Less than Half the Sky: Women as Philanthropists
8 Making a Difference—Differently
9 The World of Indian Foundations
10 The Gift of Knowledge: Educating India

PART IV FUTURE VISION

11 The Unfinished Agenda

Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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