A Comparative Study on Maslow’s Theory and Indian Ashrama System
Mukund Sarda1, Bhagyashree Deshpande2, Sapna Deo3, Rajesh Karanjkar4

1Dr. Mukund Sarda, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. Bhagyashree Deshpande, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, (Maharashtra), India..
3Dr. Sapna Deo, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, (Maharashtra), India
4Mr. Rajesh Karanjkar, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 12 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 48-50 | Volume-8 Issue-2, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: B2548128218/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper aims to take a comparative view about the Indian Ashram System and Maslow’s study. It in no way tries to prove that which one is better or wrong but it gives a holistic universal approach to the studies conducted by Maslow and its relevance practiced by Indian Vedic culture. It is important to note that the parallels drawn between the two social theories not only make the two theories understand better but also gives a deep understanding of technique of motivation that are stable and enduring. Maslow’s theory of hierarchy of needs was published in 1943 in a journal psychological Review. Already there are numerous critical studies done on this topic. And many have differed with this study and its relevance in today’s world by diversifying it into cultures, individual needs and so on. Yet the basic structure of the theory should be understood and there should be a deeper understanding of his works as this proves to be a basis of most of the managerial thoughts today. The theory talks about the basic human tendencies and behavioural patterns and more studies should be conducted to inculcate its references in today’s world. Some of the critics criticize it as not being relevant in today’s world but the relevance could be found out in some of the managerial practices even today. which would be later discussed in this article. 
Keyword: Maslow’s Theory, Perspective, Indian Ashrama System.
Scope of the Article: Information Ecology and Knowledge Management