Practical Spirituality and Human Development

Creative Experiments for Alternative Futures

  • Ananta Kumar Giri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. New Visions and Cultivation of Practical Spirituality and Human Development

  3. Creative Experiments in Practical Spirituality and Human Development

  4. Transformation of the Material and the Spiritual and Practical Spirituality as New Movements of Awakening

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 511-528

About this book


This book explores varieties of spiritual movements and alternative experiments for the generation of beauty, dignity and dialogue in a world where the rise of the religious in politics and the public sphere is often accompanied by violence. It examines how spirituality can contribute to human development, social transformations and planetary realizations, urging us to treat each other, and our planet, with evolutionary care and respect.  Trans-disciplinary and trans-paradigmatic to its very core, this text opens new pathways of practical spirituality and humanistic action for both scholarship and discourse and offers an invaluable companion for scholars across religious studies, cultural studies and development studies.


Practical Spirituality and Human Development Creative Experiments for Alternative Futures Contemporary Violence and Religious Fundamentalism Humanism and the Post Secular World Movements of Practical Spirituality in the Modern World Social Transformations and Practical Spirituality

Editors and affiliations

  • Ananta Kumar Giri
    • 1
  1. 1.Madras Institute of Development StudiesChennaiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3686-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3687-4
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