ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Making of Moral Authority

Anna Hazare has emerged as one of India's leading environmental warriors. His initiatives in the village of Ralegan Siddhi have inspired the state government to replicate them in neighbouring villages, to make all of them adarsh gaon or "ideal villages". This success also has a lot to do with Annaâ??s personality and the authority that he exercises in his village, which is both absolute and complex. It is characterised by culture, tradition and religion, including much persuasion and notably, some coercion.

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