Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Bhargavi Davar's work was prepared when Bhargavi Davar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Introduction
Bhargavi Davar aims to restore the dignity and autonomy of persons with mental illness by reforming outdated laws and failed institutions, and by establishing centers that prove the healing power of self-reliance and community support.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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