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Give Nonviolence a Chance: The Journey of Neelakanta Radhakrishnan

By Anoop Swarup

Give Nonviolence a Chance is a treasure trove of articles that showcase the peace initiatives and nonviolent campaigns of the peace activist, author, educator and philosopher, Neelakanta Radhakrishnan who devoted his entire life to the cause of peace and nonviolence and in reinterpreting and restructuring Gandhi's Peace Army, the Shanti Sena. Edited by Anoop Swarup, an internationally known scholar and peace activist and Chair, Center for Global Nonkilling, the book provides an inside view of several major campaigns.

Radhakrishnan designed and led with convincing success and involved large number of youth and others in understanding the infinite frontiers of nonviolence for individual and societal change. Over fifteen eminent scholars, colleagues and associates of Radhakrishnan who have intimate knowledge and experience of his life and leadership analyse here his exceptional contribution to society, and no doubt, to humanity itself. Many chapters also reveal and place on record numerous peace interventions, educational campaigns and events organized by countless peace activists who journeyed with Radhakrishnan over a period of half a century. Various concepts of nonviolence that would broaden the horizons of the readers' awareness and consciousness are also discussed in this volume. This book, undoubtedly, is a significant addition to the corpus of knowledge on nonviolence and nonkilling campaigns and activities that would definitely enhance the level and quality of practice of these values in day-to-day lives.

Anoop Swarup, an ardent Gandhian and Peace activist, has been a National Gandhi Fellow and a recipient of Presidential Award, Republic of India in 2003. He worked with the UN and the Government of India in various key positions. Former Vice-Chancellor of Shobhit University and a GEO Reviewer with IPCC, he has been a visiting Professor/ Resource Person with WIPO, WWF, WII, WTO, WCO, IIMA, NACEN, NIFM and NADT and Monash University, Bhopal and a renowned author, speaker, and a Resource Person with other Universities and National Academies.

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