Meditations on Gandhi: A Ravindra Varma FestschriftGandhian Studies and Peace Research Series
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About the Book :
This festschrift in honour of well-known Gandhian, Ravindra Varma, provides a deep insight into his multi-dimensional personality and examines various aspects of Gandhian thought. The book is divided into two parts. The first part, containing impressions and personal recollections of some of those who have privilege of knowing Ravindra Varma personally and intimately, throws a flood of light on the nature of involvement of Shri Varmaji in the national movement. The second part, having 11 papers by scholars of international repute, covers a broad range of Gandhian themes including Gandhi's views on spiritual living, economy, modernity, social world order, women, religion, education, nationalism and development paradigm, as also Gandhi's lessons for the twenty-first century. A Buddhist perspective on social as well as environmental violence also makes part of this volume.
About Author :
M.P. Mathai is Reader in Gandhian Studies attached to the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. He is one of the founder members of the National Alliance of Peoples' Movements and is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Gandhian Studies, Wardha, Maharashtra. He has recently published a book on Mahatma Gandhi's World View. His areas of interest include ecology, social and environment movements in India and Gandhian philosophy.
M.S. John is Reader in Political Science and Peace Studies at the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. His areas of interest include Panchayati Raj and Participatory Planning, Peace Theory and Conflict Resolution, and Gender Issues in Development Planning and Sexual Health Interventions. He has co-authored a book in Malayalam on the Sen Committee on Panchayat reforms in Kerala and has also published in national and international journals.
Siby K. Joseph is a Faculty Member of the Institute of Gandhian Studies, Wardha. He has researched on the unemployment problems in Kerala, the functioning of Gram Sabhas in Tamil Nadu and aspects of good governance in Kerala.