GANDHI RESOURCES: Gandhi Resource Persons

A List of Gandhi Resource Persons in India and Abroad

Resource Persons in India
1. Dr. Jacob Pulickan :-
The Co-ordinator, Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Kerala, India. He has done PhD in Gandhian thought, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. His topic for PhD was "A critical study of the Gandhian Movement with special reference to Gandhi Peace Foundation". He has been a Gen. Secretary, fellowship of friends of Truth, Gandhigram, Rural University during 1987-89.

Centre for Gandhian Studies,
University of Kerala,
Thiruvanthapuram - 695034
Kerala, India.
Tel No. : (O)(91)-0471 - 305663, (R) - 543383,
Fax : (91) 307158
Email: or

2. Dr. N. Radhakrishnan:-
Doctorate in Gandhian philosophy, experienced, Gandhian scholar, travelled extensively world wide. Gandhian scholar turned human rights activist Nelakanta Radhakrishnan is founder of G. Ramachandran Institute of Nonviolence of Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala, India), Gandhi Media Centre( New Delhi & Madurai). He is also the General Secretary of Indian Council for Gandhian Studies (New Delhi) and National chair of citizens for Human Rights India. Author of over thirty books in English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. Visiting Professor in over twenty Universities in different parts of the world. Winner of Gandhi-King-Ikeda Award (2001) & Honorary Ambassador of USA, Orange Country USA.

G. R. Institute of Nonviolence
Paranthal (PO), Pathanamthitta (District)
Kerala - 698518 India

3. Dr. Y P Anand: -
Holds a doctorate degree from I. I. T. By profession is a civil Engineer. Since retirement have been involved with Gandhian Institutions and Gandhian studies, particularly on the subject of Political Economy, Attended a Gandhian conference in U. S. in October-1995 and international conference on Gandhian concept of freedom in University of Calgary, Canada in November-1997. He has visited Doda District and Kashmir Valley as a member of Gandhian groups for dialogue with the militant groups.

National Gandhi Museum,
Rajghat, New Delhi - 110002 India

4. Mr. Narayanbhai Desai -

(Director) Institute of Total Revolution
Sampurna Kranti Vidyalaya
Post: Vedechhi, District: Surat
Pin-394641, India
Tel No: (91)-2625-22074

5. Dr. Jai Narain, Dr. M. L. Sharma & Dr (Mrs) Sandhya Chaudhari

Dept. of Gandhian Studies
Punjab University
Chandigarh-160014, India
Tel No: 0172-541940

6. Dr. William Bhaskaran

Department of Gandhian Thought & Peace Science
Gandhigram Rural Institute,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Tel No: 0451-52371

7. Dr. R. Jothi Prakash :- Reader in English

Gandhigram Rural University
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel No: (R) 0451-52432

8. Dr. Janardhan Pandey

Department of Gandhian Studies
Bhagalpur University
Bihar, India

9. Dr. Ram Prakash Divedi

Director, Gandhi Adhyan Peeth
M-6 Kashi Vidyapith
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Tel No: 0542-355329

10. Dr. B. Ananthavalli

Director, The Valliammal Institute,
Gandhi Museum
Tamil Nadu, India

11. Mr. C. S. Ramakrishnan

Secretary, Mahatma Gandhi Centre,
479, Kamarajar Road,
Tamil Nadu, India

12. Ms. V. A. Vidya

Dept. of Gandhian Studies
Madurai Kamaraj University
2, Vallabhai Road,
Madurai-600002, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel No: (0452) 44489 & 627890

13. Mr. TRK Somaiya

Gandhi Book Centre
Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal
299, Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk
Mumbai-400 007 MS- India
Tel No: 91-22-23872061

14. Gandhi Peace Foundation

332, Ambujammal Street, Opp. Chettiar Hall,
Chennai- 600 018,
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel No: 497 0039

15. Hon'ble Justice Shri. C. S. Dharmadhikari

8A, Samata, Jagnnath Bhosale Road,
Opp. Yashvantrao Chavan Pratishthan,
Mumbai- 400 021, MH, India.
Tel No: +91 22 2287 5628

16. Dr. Ravindra Kumar:-
Born at village Kakrauli of Muzaffarnagar District (U. P.), India DR. RAVINDRA KUMAR (M.A. Political Science & Philosophy, PGD in Gandhian Studies and Ph. D. in Political Science) is an eminent Writer, Thinker, Scholar, Political Scientist, Peace Worker and Educationist, who has authored/edited more than 100 works on great personalities of the Indian Sub-Continent including Mahatma Gandhi, and on various social, religious, political, historical, educational and cultural issues. Some of his works, of which many are of international repute and have been translated into Marathi, Tamil and Thai languages apart from Hindi and English languages include ‘MORALITY & ETHICS IN PUBLIC LIFE’ (1999, ‘RELIGION AND WORLD PEACE’ (1999-2006), ‘GANDHI AND GANDHISM’, PART-FIRST (2001), ‘CHAMPARAN TO QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT’ (2002), ‘THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GANDHIAN NON-VIOLENCE’ (2002), ‘NON-VIOLENCE AND ITS PHILOSOPHY’ (2003), ‘FIVE THOUSAND YEARS OF INDIAN CULTURE’ (2003), ‘TOWARDS PEACE’ (2003), ‘MAHATMA GANDHI AT THE CLOSE OF TWENTIETH CENTURY’ (2004) ‘GANDHIAN THOUGHTS: AN OVERVIEW’ (2006), ‘MAHATMA GANDHI IN THE BEGINNING OF TWENTY- FIRST CENTURY’ (2006) etc. A noted Indologist and the Former Vice-Chancellor of the C. C. S. University, Meerut, India, DR. RAVINDRA KUMAR has been associated with a number of national and international academic, cultural, educational, social and peace organizations / institutions. DR. RAVINDRA KUMAR’S works contribute significantly for bringing about reconciliation among social groups, religious communities and sects. They focus on equality, humanism, integration, international understanding, non-violence, social change, unity and global peace.

# 23-B, Lane: 2, MANSAROVAR,
Tel. +91-121-2645551; Mobile: 9319090160

17. Chunkath K Thomas :-
Program Officer / Head of Office - Doordarshan, Thrissur - 10, Kerala. Also a visiting faculty at film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

P.O.K. Kannu, Pushpagiri,
Mellor, Chalakudi,
Dist. Thrissar,
Kerala - 680 311 INDIA
Tel. ++91 094470 79777 (MOB)

18. Commander M. Srinivas Rao

Indian Navy (Retd)
Cell: 91-94495 86773 / 91-98931 25246
Tele: 91-07752-418753

19. Dina Patel
Gandhian Scholar in Sabarmati Ashram

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380 027
Cell: +91-79-2755 7277