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Oct 13, 2016 10:24 AM ET

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Realizing the power of philanthropy in India

Ingrid Srinath, founder director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at the Ashoka University, on how Indian philanthropy must rise to the challenge of contributing to social good and protecting well-being.

News headlines in India are dominated by two themes: on the one hand, a growing wave of protest, from widespread student unrest and caste-based mobilizations to renewed militancy in Kashmir; on the other, celebration as well as criticism of the impact of 25 years of economic liberalization.

As in so many countries around the world, political polarization, social illiberalism and widening inequality are confronting greater access to information, more impatience with the pace of change and a vastly heightened sense of agency. Continue reading

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