Category Archives: Prout

The Epoch-making Emergence of Prout

By M N Sharma

The Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) is a new socio-economic theory formulated for the benefit of humanity by Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, a seer, philosopher and saint of India.

Ever since man, evolved out of animality, and mind attained that degree of subtlety wherein a discriminating judgment found its first expression, humanity has been engaged in a …

Economics is not Arthashástra

By Shrii Ganesh Bhat

Arthasha’stra is the equivalent word used in Indian languages for the English word Economics. Both the words are treated as the same by common people, students and teachers as well by experts. Are these words synonyms? Do they express the same idea? Certainly not! The purpose, scope, jurisdiction, arena, periphery and depth of Arthasha’stra are far …

The Wording of the Five Fundamental Principles of Prout

Dear reader,

For some time now attempts have been made to change Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s original wording of the fundamental principles of the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT).

The philosophical and ideological differences between the original wording and the misguided attempt are vast for many reasons — historical, literary, philosophical, and ideological among them. Essentially, the erroneous effort changes the …

PROUT’s Vision of True Human Society

By Taraka 

Across the face of this planet we find the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. 125 million people are in need of aid due to famine, wars and other crimes against humanity. We are seeing societies being torn apart by various forms of hatred, discrimination and violence based on narrow sentiments. And the crisis is a …

Prout, a Guarantee Against Totalitarianism

Prout does not view the collective as a goal in itself. It also does not favour vested interests. Instead, Prout is a happy blending between individual input and a diverse reward system within the scope of collective interest.

By Trond Øverland

Prout is a new socio-economic theory that takes into account the spiritual reality of our personal lives and the world we live …

The Regulation of Wealth

By Trond Overland

This short article discusses the need for regulating the amassing of any type of wealth: physical, psychic and spiritual. PROUT proposes to place a limit on the accumulation of physical wealth, whereas a regulation of psychic and spiritual wealth requires no ceiling but instead a vigorous cultivation of a sense of proper direction.

Regulation of physical wealth

The Politics of Understanding PROUT

Epistemological Approaches to Social Analysis

By Sohail Inayatullah, PhD
Introduction: Since the inception of the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) by P.R. Sarkar in the late 1950s, there have been numerous efforts to come to terms with the various implications and applications, and structures and meanings of this theory. The purpose of this essay is to comment on these commentaries and …