Artha (Money) has always been central to Indian thought

Read The Desirability Of Artha

The western take on Indian spirituality has been to portray Indians as other-worldly. This was a part of Macaulay’s sinister plan of westernizing Indians and creating Brown Sahibs from Indian men and women. Indian thought, its scriptures, its education system, its ethos – all were torn down one by one under this scheme.

Goals of human life

Goals of human life

However, what is most pertinent is that at the time when British were ruling in India and calling Indians as other worldly, India was the largest economy in the world and comprised 33% of world GDP (The same economy was also torn by the British and when they left, India had 2% share of world GDP). This itself shows how “other worldly” we were.

The article clears all misconceptions and proves the centrality of ARTHA or monetary well being in Indian thought.

Author: Tushar Kansal

Tushar has been associated with the Project Assessment, Fund-raising & Financial Advisory realm in India for 2 decades. He has straddled multiple roles in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Times of India’s Brand Capital, Aircel, MTS India, Entrepreneur in Education field and as a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) till 2014. He has major experience in Education domain – From 2001 to 2006, Tushar led his Education entrepreneurship venture which provided Entrance examination training for Engineering colleges in India. Tushar is a Columnist @ Business World, Indian Defence News, Business & Economy, Indian Economist, Digital Market Asia and OpIndia.

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