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In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
scholar, activist
About me / us
As a Gandhian and Jain scholar actively pursuing Jain minority right under the Constitution I am deeply concerned with the issues of global peace and co-operation.
My / our projects, events, campaigns, research, publications
Secretary-General, All India Jain Minority Forum, New Delhi,
Ex-Member, Media Expert Committee, Govt. of India,Ex-President, National Society for Prevention of Heart Disease & Rehabilitation
Ex- Member, Maharashtra State Minority Commission, Govt.of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
Co-Author: JAINISM (Macmillan Co 1974). with Colette Caillat, (Member Institut de France, Paris,) & A.N.Upadhye, My translation of Dr.L. Alsdorf’s German Beitraege zur Geschichte von Vegetarismus und Rinderverehrung in Indien (History of Vegetarianism and Cow Veneration In India) published (Routledge, London) History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration | Indologica, in Feb.2010 edited by Dr. Bollee.Participant and speaker in the 7th Jaina Studies Workshop on Jaina Law and Jaina Community, Centre for Jaina Studies, SOAS, University of London, Bal Patil’s English translation of Dr.Ludwig Alsdorf’s French Les Etudes Jaina, Etat Present et Taches Futures (Jaina Studies Present State and Future Tasks edited by Dr.Willem B. Bolle, (2006) Jaya Gommatesa! Foreword by Dr Colette Caillat, (2006, Mumbai). Jainism: An Eternal Pilgrimage by Bal Patil, Ed. By Tony Whittington, all the three published by Hindi Granth Karyalay, Mumbai
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Secretary-General, All India Jain Minority Forum, New Delhi
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Mahatma Gandhi: Truth, Non-Violence And Jainism

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 14:43 0 Comments


The Gandhian life was a legendary quest of Experiments with Truth, which was his autobiography. For the Mahatma Truth and Non-violence were interchangeable terms. It was out of these he honed his invincible weapon of Non-violent Non-Co-operation Satyagraha, which ultimately won India her freedom.

Truth and non-violence were convertible terms for…



Posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:30 0 Comments

My following article was published in National Herald a daily founded by Jawaharlal Nehru (now defunct). I am submitting it on the occasion of the 3rd International Dialogue On Economics Of Non-Violence being held in Jaipur on 13th and 14th November, 2008. However I would like to add a post-script to it in the context of the global financial meltdown which is reminiscent of theGreat Depression of 1930s. The world leaders of Group-20 are meeting in Washington to find a solution to the… Continue


Posted on May 1, 2009 at 6:19 0 Comments

There has been much heart searching recently among Gandhians and responsible industrial circles over the true import of the idea of trusteeship as conceived by Gandhiji and its relevance to the present situation. A ritual obeisance was paid recently to the venerated Gandhian ideal at a conference of leaders and representatives of industry at Wardha under the benign presence of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Another colloquium on trusteeship is in the offing.

All this is done evidently… Continue


Posted on May 1, 2009 at 6:08 0 Comments

I think it would be most appropriate to recall the great Ahmedabad trial at this juncture when the centennial of the Gandhian satyagraha in South Africa is being commemorated worldwide. When Mahatma Gandhi entered the Central Hall of the Government Circuit House at Ahmedabad on the 18th of March, 1922 to face a trial on a charge of sedition under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code about two hundred spectators inside the improvised…


Posted on May 1, 2009 at 6:00 0 Comments

Published in “The Times Of India”, dt. 2nd Feb,1969

It is strange to assert as Mr. Balraj Madhok does (January 26) that the word Hindu “has never been used in the sense of a religion in the vast range of Indian literature.” To argue thus is to speak of Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. In doing so Mr. Madhok, indeed, exaggerates by denuding the word Hindu of any religious connotations.One may presume that by the word religion Mr. Madhok means dharma meaning… Continue

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At 17:29 on March 2, 2012, Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav said…

I am a gaindhian scholor. & have a deep knoledge in  Gandhian philosphy. Now I am working in Gandhi Research Foundation. I want your friendship for piece in the world.

At 14:31 on December 20, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…

Dear Shri Patilji,

I have already sent the intimation to you.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

Ravindra Kumar

At 14:47 on December 19, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
Dear Shri Patil,
Could you please send your e-mail id at ( or to enable me to pass on information regarding an international seminar to you.
Hope, doing well.
With best wishes from,
Ravindra Kumar
At 16:15 on August 16, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
Dear Shri Bal Patil,
Please send your complete postal address to enable me to send a copy of the publication to you.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
Dr. Ravindra Kumar

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