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in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
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This chapter explores the history and development of the Barefoot College in relation to wider social and political contexts, in particular the progress and advancement of the voluntary sector in India from an industry largely based on voluntarism to one of professionalisation. Against this backdrop of a move towards modernity and conflict between rural and urban ideals, it charts the emergence of the Barefoot College from the early 1970s: how it developed, its aims and philosophy, and some of the challenges it faced as it sought to establish its authenticity.

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