This book is an attempt to interpret Gandhian thought and action into contemporary forms, designs and directions keeping in view the problems threatening present day world. We have to interpret and re-interpret Gandhism in terms of new challenges and crises which are gift of Urbanisation and Globalisation to mankind. If there is anything that can solve the present day problems, is the Gandhian path alongwith the opportunities which will emerge from modern science and technology. The present volume is an endeavour of the scholars to study the various issues related to mankind in era of Liberalisation, Globalisation and Privatisation and to provide Gandhian alternative which is pro-poor and pro-nature. The book will be useful to Academicians, Researchers, Students of Gandhian Thought/Peace Studies, 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 an 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, Grassroot 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 various capacities. Recently he has been elected Associate Secretary of Indian Society of Gandhian Studies and Secretary cum Treasurer of Alliance for Sarvodaya. 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); and Perspectives on Human Rights (2002) were well received and widely acclaimed. Presently he is working on Gandhi and Human Rights. He is currently Assistant Director of National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi.
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