Gandhian Model of Development and World Peace

Gandhian Studies and Peace Research Series
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  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788170222279
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 283
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Gandhian Studies, Sociology

About the Book :

The Gandhian ideology is so humanistic that as long as there is conflict, violence, exploitation, injustice and poverty in the world, it will continue to be relevant. And since, these constitute the eternal problems of humanity, Gandhian ideals and ideas are also eternal. In the fury of rapid economic growth and technological development, Gandhi became a man of good but outdated thinking. Our capacity to destroy both nature and man side tracked Gandhian ideology of simple living and high thinking; of harmony and peace; of human freedom and collaborative social order; of economy without greed; and of technology that enhances human dignity. As man reached the edge of self destruction, caught by nihilistic tendencies, Gandhi has became his last hope. Gandhian ideology has become the foundation on which a peaceful and harmonious world can be built. The papers included in this volume help us recollect the values that Gandhi cherished and understand the spirit and practical wisdom underlying his thinking and work programme. Gandhi is more relevant today than he was in his own life time, is the basic message of this significant contribution to Gandhian studies and Peace Research.

About Author :

R.P. Misra, Born in 1930, Prof. Misra did his BA (1952) and MA (1954) at the University of Allahabad, and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA in 1964. Author of 15 books and editor of over 30 volumes on Gandhian thought, local and regional planning, environment, and human development, Prof. Misra specializes in economic geography, urban and regional planning, sustainable development, Gandhian studies and peace research. After joining the University of Mysore, Department of Geography in 1965 as its head, he launched an interdisciplinary Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 1968 and took over as its founder Director (1968-79).
He made a name in the field of Geography and local and regional planning both in India and abroad and was invited as Vice-Director of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan (1979-83). Earlier, he was consultant/advisor at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (UNRISD), Geneva, and UNDP, Teheran, Iran. Prof. Misra was Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University (1984-87) and Professor of Regional Planning at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (1987-95). He was honoured with prestigious Bhoogol Ratna award by the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, India.