Theory and Practice of Gandhian Non-Violence
Since ancient age, Non-violence, a value perpetually and permanently present in human nature, has been subsisting in world in different forms, in theory and in practice. It has been the means of human existence, development and achievement of real goal of life. In this work, along with definition, profile and evolution of the concept of Non-violence, as propounded by the thinkers of repute through the ages, in theoretical and applied context, Freedom and Justice, the two pillars of Non-violence and Democracy as contemplated by Mahatma Gandhi in resolving the conflicting global situation have been uniquely pursued with the help of some case studies to substantiate the thought.
Dr. Ravindra Kumar (b. 1959) is an Eminent Scholar, Writer and Indologist. He is the Former Vice-Chancellor of C.C.S. University, Meerut (India). Dr. Ravindra Kumar has been closely associated with a number of academic, cultural, educational and social institutions in India and abroad. He has 50 outstanding works and 150 research articles to his credit. Some of his famous works, of which many are of international repute and have been translated in several Indian and foreign languages, viz., Towards Peace Vol. I and II, Morality and Ethics in Public Life, Religion and World Peace, Life and Work of Kanjibhai Desai, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Com. Mao Tse-Tung: A Comparative Study with Reference to Peasantry, Essays on Gandhian and Peace, Correspondence and Selected Documents of Subhas Chandra Bose, Collected Essays: Voice of an Indologist, Sagai Ka Din and Kulpati Kaksha Tak. He is the Founder of the World Peace Movement Trust, a member of I.C.P.A.. Executive Councils/ Senates of several Indian Universities and a Consultant to UN University of Peace for Gandhian Studies. He has visited many countries of the world as a Visiting Scholar and Professor. The President of India has conferred the honour of ‘Padma Shri’ upon Dr. Kumar for his outstanding services.
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