About the Book :
Gandhi was a unique and iconic personality. He changed the course of history and gave world a non-violent technique of protest, change, liberation and transformation. Gandhi put ancient wisdom in modern form. Gandhi made history, and set the agenda for generations to come. Gandhi was a great man in every sense and many ways. His concerns were contemporary but timeless and borderless. Gandhi changed the world he lived in and gave new direction to what is now known as Swaraj. Gandhi is so much an inseparable part of our modern history that we cannot imagine Indian history without him. Gandhi worked all through his life to liberate India from British colonialism; but this mission of his was only a part of a larger and more encompassing mission of liberating humanity from the mythos that grip its soul, mind, and body. Gandhi tried to solve problems as they arose, following the law of Truth (morality), keeping in view the cultural background of the people, and good of the society at large. Presently, every discourse in Social Science starts and ends with Gandhi. Now Gandhi is at the centre stage in major global discussions. ‘Gandhi in Modern World’ covers all of his ideas and addresses to a wide range of readers in the field of social science, humanities and Gandhian Studies.
About Author :
Anil Dutta Mishra (b. 1965) started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Non-violence and Peace Studies, Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun, Rajasthan. His area of specialization includes Public Administration, Grass Root Politics, Gender Issues, Ecology and Human Rights. Besides a number of research papers in leading professional journals, he has to his credit 16 books including Problems and Prospects of Working Women in Urban India (1994); Fundamentals of Gandhism (1995); Gandhian Approach to Contemporary Problems (1996); Decentralized Planning in India : A Study of Objectives and Operational Framework (1999); Gender Perspectives : Participation, Empowerment and Development (1999); Perspectives on Human Rights (2002); Rediscovering Gandhi (2002); Patterns of Gender Violence (2002); Challenges of Twenty First Century and Gandhian Alternative (2003); India and Canada; Past, Present and Future (2003); Public Governance and Decentralization : Essays in Honour of T.N. Chaturvedi (2003); Gandhian Alternative to Contemporary Problems (2004); Globalization Myth and Reality (2004); Gandhian Alternative, Vol. III, Socio-Political Thought (2005); Inspiring Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi (2008); and Terrorism : A Global Challenge (2009).
Nuti Namita (1970) did her Masters in Modern Indian History from University of Delhi and is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. She has written several articles in reputed professional journals and newspapers including Indian Journal of Public Administration. She has presented Papers in National and International Seminars in India and abroad and is a member of many learning bodies. She has done a course on International Citizenship from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has visited Japan, Britain, France, Hungary, Austria, Spain, New Zealand and Korea.