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Gandhian Alternative (In 5 Volumes)

Suresh Misra (Editor) Sushma Yadav (Editor) Anil Dutta Mishra (Editor) R.P. Misra (Editor) Kamlesh Misra (Editor) K.D. Gangrade (Editor) Savita Singh (Editor) Bharti Misra (Editor) V.K. Natraj (Editor) Neeru Kapoor (Editor)
Synopsis This series, running into five volumes, reflects the general attitude of people towards non-violence as a means to resolve various kinds of conflicts and to bring about peace and harmony in the world. Prepared under the joint auspices of Delhi Society of Non-violence, New Delhi, and International Centre of Gandhian studies and Research, Gandhi Darshan, New Delhi, it addresses a host of issues pertaining to Gandhian world Order, non-violence in action, socio-political thoughts of Gandhi, his concept of economy, and his views on education as well as self realization. Dealing with selected dimensions of Gandhian thought relevant to the debate on Gandhian World Order, volume one defines the main features of the reigning world order – liberalism and realism – and traces the significance of Gandhi in the contemporary world order. It also presents Gadhian diagnosis of world problems as well as their solution. Volume two, containing 15 papers, explains Gandhian concept of non-violence as well as its significance and functioning in the present-day world. Giving an account of Gandhi’s experiences of non-violent struggle, it discusses at length the different stages of love development: embryonic, maternal, youthful, adolescent, adult and mature, Various issues concerning nuclearisation, Sarvodaya and Satyagraha have also been analysed. Volume Three, having 13 papers, deals with Gandhi’s socio-religious and political thoughts and their relevance in the era of liberalization and globalization. Going deep into his concepts of Satyagraha and Sarvodaya, it discusses in detail his views on religion, ethical and socio-economic implications of varna in Gandhian philosophy, and main features of Gandhian democracy. The eighteen papers in volume four attempt to examine theoretical aspects of Gandhian economics as well as how to implement it in the present situation. It also explores Gandhi’s approach to the economic issues – consumption, production and distribution. Volume Five, containing eleven papers, tries to analyse the scheme of education envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi and look for answers to the present-day problems relating to education within the Gandhian framework. It discusses at length the Gandhian guidelines for mass education, naturalistic trends, educational physiology, principles and practice of basic education, and Gandhian philosophy of higher education. It also takes stock of research and extension to promote Gandhian thought.
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About the authors

Suresh Misra

Suresh Misra is currently Associate Professor and Head, Faculty of Public Administration at the Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurgaon. He holds Master’s degree in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and D.Phil from Allahabad University. Dr. Misra had his advance training in Rural Management at the Development Study Centre, Rehovot, Israel. He was awarded AOTS Scholarship for training in corporate Governance at AOTS, Tokyo, Japan. He participated in the Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme at U.K. Civil Service College, Sunningdale and Thames Valley University, U.K. Dr. Misra has authored Politico-Peasantry Conflict in India (1990); Legislative Framework of Panchayati Raj in India (1993); Popular Participation in Rural Development (1996); and Legislative Status of Panchayati Raj in India (1997). He has edited Social welfare, Poverty Alleviation and New Economic Policy (1995); Environmental Laws in India – Issues and Responses (1996); and Humanizing Development Trends in Public Administration (2001).

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Sushma Yadav

Dr. Sushma Yadav is a Reader in Political Science at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi, Delhi. She has had a brilliant academic career and participated in an presented papers at a number of national and international conferences. She is the author / editor of about nine books. Her major publications include Political Culture in Post-Independent India (1989), Issues in Indian Politics (1994), Culture and Politics (1998), Indian State: Origin & Development (2000), Gender Violence in India (2002), etc. and has published more than two dozen articles and research papers in various journals. She is actively associated with a number of professional organizations / institutions in various capacities. Presently, she is working on Gender & Human Rights.

Anil Dutta Mishra

Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Non violence and Peace Studies, Jain Vishva Bharati Institutes (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan. His area of specialization includes Indian Government and Politics, Grass root Politics, Women's Studies, Ecology and Human Rights. He has been connected with a number of national and international organizations in various capacities like-Associate Secretary of Indian Society of Gandhian Studies, Ganeral Secretary of Alliance for Sarvodaya, Secretary General of Human Development Foundation, and Member Board of Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has authored / edited 12 books and published a number of research papers in leading professional journals. His earlier books Problems and Prospects of Working Women in Urban India (1994); Fundamentals of Gandhism (1995); Gandhian Approach to Contemporary Problems (1996); Decentralised Planning in India: A Study of Objectives and Operational Framework (1999); Gender perspectives: Participation, Empowerment and Development (1999); Perspectives on Human Rights (2002); Rediscovering Gandhi (2002); Gender Violence in India (2002); Challenges of Twenty First Century and Gandhian Alternative (2003) and India and Canada: Past, Present and Future (2003) were well received and widely acclaimed. Presently he is working on Gandhian Experiments in India.

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R.P. Misra

Prof. R.P. Misra, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Allahabad and Chief Technical advisor of the united Nations, is a well-known development planner and Gandhian scholar. He founded the Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore in 1971 and remained its director until 1979. he was the vice-director of the UN Centre for Regional Development, Japan (1979-84). Most recently (2002-04), he was Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow of Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Nnew Delhi. He began his academic life as a social geographer; then he moved to the field of Development Planning and finally arrived at Gandhian studies. Editor of Anasakti Daarshan, an international journal of non-violence-in-action. He has authored and edited over fifty seminal books.

Kamlesh Misra

Dr. Kamlesh Misra graduated with Masters degree in Economics from Allahabad University. After completing his Ph.D. from Northeastern University, he taught there as lecturer until 1990. He did his advanced training in financial management of regional and local governments from HID, Harvard University. He served as Economist at Pittsburgh University until 1994. He was HDFC Associate Professor at the NIPFP. He served as the Director of IILM, New Delhi from 1996 to March 2000. Currently, he is Director of IIMT, Gurgaon. Strategic Management, Management of Government Finances, Economic Restructuring and Economics of Industry are the areas of his special interest. Dr. Misra is author/editor of three books and has written over 30 papers in refereed journals.

K.D. Gangrade

Prof. K.D. Gangrade (b. 1926), Vice-Chairman of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, has been a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Head, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. He has also taught at the University of Manchester, U.K. and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has served the United Natioins as well in various capacities. Prof. Gangrade has 12 books to his credit. He is recipient of Samaj Gaurav (1988) from the Bhartiya Sangthan, Rashtra Ratna (1998) from Viswa Jagriti Mission, and Radha Raman Award (2000) for outstanding contribution to education.

Savita Singh

Dr. Savita Singh has her education in Jaipur and Delhi. She took her Ph.D. in Gandhian Studies from the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Keenly involved in Gandhian Constructive Programme, she joined Gandhian Constructive Programme, she joined Gandhi Smrit and Darshan Samiti, Delhi in 1988. Her special interest lies in working amongst the women and children from the underprivileged segment. She has edited several publications of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and contributed articles in journals and newspapers on Gandhi and related issues.

Bharti Misra

Bharti Misra did her Masters in Psychology from Lucknow University and B.Ed. from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. She teaches at Deep Public School New Delhi. Her interests center around Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies and Women’s Development.

V.K. Natraj

Prof. V.K. Natraj, presently Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, is a graduate of the universities of Mysore and Oxford. He was professor of Development Studies and Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore. He is on the Management Committee of the Development Research Centre for the Future State at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

Neeru Kapoor

Neeru Kapoor (b. 1966) is a Reader in the Department of commerce, Delhi college of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi. She obtained her B. Com (Hons). M.Com., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Delhi. She has presented papers ink national and international conference. A Number of articles written by her have been published in reputed journals in the field of Marketing, Commerce and Management. Besides Marketing, She has specialized in Advertising, Sales Promotion and Public Relations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Gandhian Alternative (In 5 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180691225
length xiv+334p., xiv+230p., xiv+258p., xiv+345p., xii+179p., Tables; Notes; References; Index; 23cm.