of a society based on decentralized, unexploitative, cooperative, self
reliant, non-violent and peaceful living and stressed on manpower
centered, economics of peace based social structure. Dr. Joseph
Cornelius Kumarappa, a close associate and staunch supporter of Mahatma
Gandhi's ideology, believed in practical implication of economics of
peace and permanence. Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj (KIGS) is
working in Rajasthan for practical translation of their vision and
ideologies since its inception in 1967. It aims at social transformation
through development of simple and significant action research models and
ensures participation of the stake holders i.e. rural poor at every
level of the process of change. Thus, the institute serves as an ideal
ground for those who want to experience how the ideologies are
translated in field.
have to stay at the Institute's campus and take part in its morning and
evening activities. They have to take part in morning and evening
prayer, meditation, cleaning the campus and learn how to spin cloth on
spinning wheel i.e. "Charkha", reading Gandhian literature and
understanding it by going to the fields of KIGS and having an
interaction with the villagers about the activities being taken up
there, interaction with Gandhian thinkers and workers. They would be
free to do any other work during daytime.
will provide facility of boarding and lodging alongwith kitchen facility
(such as gas stove, utensils, etc. food not included, the students have
to cook their own food). We feel that in order to understand the whole
concept and philosophy the student should stay for at least one month.
However he/she is free to stay as long s/he wishes to stay.
campus is a sacred place, where drinking and smoking is not allowed. The
students are allowed to cook only vegetarian food in the kitchen. They
should be prepared to a simple live life in accordance with Indian
tradition and culture.
If you are
interested in coming please send us the following information.
2. Address with telephone number:
4. Gender: Male/Female
7. Project you are planning to do here:
8. Approximate duration of your stay:
9. Approximate date of arrival and date of departure:
information and costs please contact at the following address:
Institute of Gram Swaraj
Bapu Nagar, Jaipur - 302015
Phone: 00 91