In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
scholar, activist, institution
About me / us
A social activist interested in Collectivism. My wife Rajeswari (more courageous than me) is a practicing Hindu. My mother doesn't think I am a Christian, for my practice does not fit into her frame of Christian faith. This spirit of universal faith is, however, I imbibed from my father. Studied 'Peace Making' in M K U. Researched in Social Conflict at Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapith. I like Gandhi's pragmatic idealism which Jesus Christ and of late Vivekananda endorsed with their action. I Believe in Collective salvation, as individual is not an entity but 'inter-relatedly cast' (as my teacher Ravindra Varma put it). A knot in a web can not rise in its stature when the adjoining knots are lying flat. I cannot claim sole propriety over my achievement (including my wisdom or spiritual elevation) because I could achieve them all only with the help of my neighbours. My beautiful child Ameeta (‘Eternal Friendship’) 8th Std, very intelligent and imaginative, more brilliant than I was in her age. She is elated when I say this. I enjoy my family life. We three are so attuned that I can read my wife’s pulse (and also her impulse).
My / our projects, events, campaigns, research, publications
We facilitate Training on 'Dealing With Conflict' (an inclusive methodology training to transform conflict into creative experience);
Organize what we term as 'Dialogue of Life' (Nine fold method to promote inter-religious, inter-ethnic relations);
On going experiment on 'Self Sustaining Economic Zone' an experiment to ensure equitable economic justice';
Published: 1. 'Teaching dossier on 'Symbiotic Peace and Conflict' (Curriculum for Peace Education and manual for Conflict Workshop)
2. 'Third Generation Dalit Liberation' (Stratified approach to gear up Liberation Process: A vision paper )
I am / We are member of the following institution(s)
Asian Academy for Leadership and Peace (Advisory Council Member)
Address and contact details
D John Chelladurai
India Peace Centre,
C K Naidu Road,
Civil Lines, Nagpur - 440 001
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I am a Gandhian scholar and have deep knowledge in Gandhian philosophy. Now I am working in Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon. I am editor of khoj gandhiji ki, I am script writer, book writer, translator etc.