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Gandhian Studies and Peace Research Series
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Overview

  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691225
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: In 5 Volumes
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Education, Encyclopedia, Gandhian Studies, Management, Political Science, Public Administration, Reference Work


About the Book :

This series, running into five volumes, reflects the general attitude of people towards non violence as a means to resolve various kinds of conflicts and to bring about peace and harmony in the world. Prepared under the joint auspices of Delhi Society of Non violence, New Delhi, and International Center of Gandhian Studies and Research, Gandhi Darshan, New Delhi, it addresses a host of issues pertaining to Gandhian World Order, non- violence in action, socio political thoughts of Gandhi, his concept of economy, and his views on education as well as self realisation. Volume five, containing eleven papers, tries to analyses the scheme of education envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi and look for answers to the present day problems relating to education with in the Gandhian framework. It discusses at length the Gandhian guidelines for mass education, naturalistic trends, educational physiology, principles and practice of basic education, and Gandhian philosophy of higher education. It also takes stock of research and extension to promote Gandhian thought.


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.