Peace, Non-violence and Gandhian Concerns

Edited by: Vidya Jain

The 20th century was the bloodiest century in world history, with two world wars and endless conflicts. The liberalization of trade has led the way to enslavement of people. Industrial/technological development, military supremacy, cultural hegemony, and dehumanizing competition have endangered the very existence of humanity and nature. The phenomena of intolerance, terrorism, and wars are inherent in globalization. There is a strong need to create some sensitivity about the growing incidence of violence and the challenges to non-violence in different countries, as well as developing an understanding of how to move to a peaceful world order as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was an apostle of peace - a man who lived and died for peace and non-violence. An effort to harmonize ecology, society, polity, economy, religion, and technology with what Gandhi calls a law of life is essential. This book shares a global understanding which will enable the reader to relive the legacy of non-violence and peace. The essays contained in this volume are inspired by a commitment to establish a culture of peace and strengthen the forces of non-violence throughout the globe. Each contributor provides an in-depth analysis of the theoretical understandings of the Gandhian paradigm and the empirical reality of different societies. This interdisciplinary treatise will prove useful not only to Gandhian scholars, but also will draw attention of researchers, educationists, peace lovers, and those engaged in non-violent action and conflict resolution all over the world.

308 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131604571

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