Development Through Culture
Culture is a collective word. It nurtures people, nurtures communities, empires, nations. It is an identity, not only in clothes, art forms but also in thought and behaviour and in the way we relate to the known and the unknown. It defines the Macro Person called the community and its relationship with the Micro Person called the individual. It brings unity and not uniformity, for culture celebrates variety.
Lack of understanding of these strength leads to conflicts; clear understanding leads to meaningful, sustainable and harmonious development. Development takes place when culture, cultural forms are validated to meet the needs of the time.
This book is a compilation of talks and papers presented by well known Economist S. Gurumurthy. The thought marks a paradigm shift in approach to culture and development.