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The Idea

  • We believe that a radical intervention in the world of knowledge is a necessary condition for a radical transformation of society.
  • This belief has deepened since the appearance of the internet which has brought great flux to the world of knowledge. Virtual networks of knowledge are ascendant, Science is losing its place of command and lokavidya (people's knowledge) is getting new recognition.
  • At the same time, globalization and corporate reorganization in the Age of Information are shaping new forms of exploitation uprooting the lives of peasants, artisans, adivasis, women and small retailers, all bearers of lokavidya.
  • In the Knowledge Age equal respect for all streams of knowledge is a pre-condition for shaping a world based on ideals of equality.
  • A people's knowledge movement that resides in the mass movements of people on the other side of the digital divide, alone can lead to a new philosophy of knowledge required for a radical pro-people transformation of society.

  • Knowledge is a species characteristic of human beings, that is, every individual has knowledge.
  • All knowledge starts with lokavidya and must return to lokavidya.
  • Knowledge that does not return to lokavidya turns against mankind.


Photo: The Vidya Ashram at Sarnath.

Lokavidya Jan Andolan National Conference 21-22 Feb. 2015 Indore.

YOJANA Oct 2014 publishes article on Lokavidya by Amit Basolethis is a pdf file. Available also in Hindithis is a pdf fileand Marathithis is a pdf file

Participation of Vidyaashram in SYNTALK. Amit Basole in TWOK and Sunil Sahasrabudhey in TPEKA

Weaver-Artisan Rally and Lokavidya Workshop in Varanasi 18-19th Sept. 2014.


LJA Bulletin-7 'सबको पक्की आय... ' in Urdu.this is a pdf file

Lokavidya Nazariya October 2014this is a pdf file

Lokavidya Prapancham Telugu October 2014.this is a pdf file

LJA Bulletin-7 'सबको पक्की आय... ' August 2014.this is a pdf file

Workshop and Conference on People's Knowledge Movement in WSF Tunisia 24-28 March 2015.