Towards a New Age of Nonviolence is a compilation of scholarly articles on Gandhi - his philosophy of nonviolence (ahithsa) and nonviolent action (satyagraha) - are the themes encompassing the volume. In a materialistic world of today, people hold guns and grudges, and for the slightest glitch, they pronounce wars that do not end. The fearful consequence of this would lead to human extinction very soon. In such a detrimental and precarious scenario, the only way out is to embrace the Gandhian way of living.
The book comprises 14 articles on Gandhi and his values, its relevance to industrial age, views on nonviolence, economics of gram swaraj, significance of peace and tolerance in an era of explosive technology and his spiritual and ethical doctrine in the context of current global conflicts. The book is sure, a must read for everyone who wants to see a better world.
Dr Sasikala A.S. has a PhD in Gandhian Studies from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. She has been associated with GITAM School of Gandhian Studies since November 2016 as Assistant Professor in Gandhian Studies. She was previously an Assistant Professor in Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul. Her research interests broadly cover the fields of Gandhian Studies, Environmental Philosophy, Indian History, and Peace Studies. She qualified UGC NET in Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian, and Peace Studies. Her doctoral thesis was on the "Influence of Gandhi on Indian Environmental Movements with Special Reference to Silent Valley Movement". She published a number of research articles, book chapters, and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals, and presented papers in various national/ international conferences.
Dr S. Sushma Raj, Associate Professor of English, GITAM School of Gandhian Studies, GITAM (Deemed to be University), has about fifteen years of teaching experience. Besides a PhD in English, she holds a degree in MBA (HRM) as well. She published about twenty-five articles in national and international journals and also the co-author of a book. She has expertise in teaching Communicative English, Business English, Phonetics, and Soft skills. Besides teaching, she is currently serving as Assistant Director, Student Affairs in the University. Her research interests include Afro-American Literature, Indian Writing in English, Ecocriticism, and Ecofeminism. She is passionate about reading and in her leisure writes poetry and creative pieces. She has been a guest speaker to various academic institutions and motivational speaker to various NGOs to address the disadvantaged sections of the society.
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