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This book is an outcome of the collective endeavour of the scholars of Gandhian thought and action who have examined the challenges of 21st Century from different angles and provided the Gandhian alternative by re-interpreting Gandhism. Rediscovering Gandhi becomes global necessity for peace, prosperity, freedom, harmony and survival of the whole human race. Both capitalism and socialism miserably failed. The whole world is in search of alternatives. Gandhism provides an answer to the problems arising out of alternative in high tech.-world. Gandhism is new hope, new force and above all a new challenge in the contemporary world. The present volume contains thought provoking research papers on Gandhian alternatives. Efforts have been made to make it comprehensive and reader oriented. The book will be useful to Researchers, Futuristic Studies, students of Gandhian Thought/Peace Studies/Human Rights, Policy Makers and Activists.


Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra (b. 1965) did his M.A. and M.Phil. in Political Science from University of Delhi and Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Started his career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Non-violence and Peace Studies, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan. Dr. Mishra’s areas of specialization include Indian Government and Politics, Grass-root Politics, Women’s Studies, Ecology and Human Rights. A rare combination of intellectualism and activism, he has distinguished himself as a young Gandhian scholar. He has been connected with a number of national and international organisations in variouscapacities like – Associate Secretary of Indian Society of Gandhian Studies, Secretary of Alliance for Sarvodaya and Secretary General of Delhi School of Non-violence. A widely travelled man, he has authored/ edited 10 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 (1998); Gandhism after Gandhi (1999); Gender Perspective: Participation, Empowerment and Development (1999); Perspectives of Human Rights (2002), Panchayati Raj-Gandhian Perspective (2002) and Rediscovering Gandhi (2002) were well received and widely acclaimed. Presently he is working on Gandhian experiments in India. Heis currently Assistant Director of National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi.

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