This is a Book of Proceedings of the Gandhi Jayanti Seminar on “Embracing the Other” organized on the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, 2nd October 2014 in Indialogue Center, New Delhi. Book contains 19 thought provoking papers presented during Seminar. The Seminar was organized by Indialogue Foundation and supported by Interfaith Foundation India, Islamic Studies Association and Global Peace Foundation India.
We live in a conflict ridden world. Social evils such as racism, fanaticism, favoritism and terrorism are wide spreading. In this violence soaked world, it is important for us to hold on to the teachings of Gandhiji. His teachings on peace and non-violence are relevant to the present day world. Therefore , the members of a number of civil society organizations in New Delhi initiated this Gandhi Jayanti Seminar to commemorate International Day of Non-Violence. 41 scholars and peace activists contributed with their papers on this year’s theme in a short time and 19 paper were shortlisted for presentation. Organizers aimed to bring together students of peace to share on pressing issues of the world and to discuss the philosophies on “Embracing the Other”.
Content of the Book (click to download each paper)