Does giving indicate a kind heart?
Is altruism about feeling good or is there more to it?
We regularly see numerous displays of altruistic behaviour and instances of philanthropy, where the beneficiaries are often complete strangers. We cannot understand philanthropy without considering the motivation for giving: Why people give, their beliefs and, more importantly, the realization that in giving we receive.
This book is passionately argued, deeply researched and full of indelible stories of real people. The authors build a case for altruism and the urgent need for empathy in an increasingly self-centred and materialistic world.
Through stories drawn from real life, this book will change how we look at the act of giving. It shows that each one of us can bring about a change, if only we have the will. We don't have to wait for governments or big corporations to act because the power lies within us-we can be the catalysts.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 mm
'I see this book coming at a very interesting time-it focuses on hope and optimism rather than worrying about the world. It focuses on how the world will, could and has always come together to serve its own people'.
-- Dr Purvi Mehta, * Head of Asia Agriculture, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation *
This is a truly remarkable book full of humanity and common decency. The authors understand the joy of giving and the impact of philanthropy, and now explore what altruism means, what makes people give. -- Janet Anne Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, * Principal of Somerville College, University of Oxford, and former Leader of the House of Lords *
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