Gandhian socialism

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Gandhian socialism is the branch of socialism based on the nationalist interpretation of the theories of the founding father of the Republic of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhian socialism generally centres on Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule authored by Gandhi.

Federation of political and economical power and demonstrating a traditionalist reluctance towards the modernisation of technology and large scale industrialisation whilst emphasising self-employment and self-reliance are key features of Gandhian Socialism.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the leader of the generally rightist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and other party leaders incorporated Gandhian socialism as one of the concepts for the party.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Harsh lessons for BJP, for RSS too". 2005-04-14. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  2. ^ "National : We are for Gandhian socialism, says Vajpayee". The Hindu. 2004-09-11. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 

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