Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi:The Global Perspectives

deadline for submissions: 
August 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Terry Beitzel, Chandrakant Langare
contact email: 

(Submission Deadline 15th August, 2019) 

Dear Sir / Madam,
The 150th Anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is as much a cause for
celebration as for reflection on the future of this globe we inhabit. Mahatma Gandhi’s use of
nonviolence as a strategy for resistance (Chenoweth and Stephens) has been well tested in the 20th
Century and recent scholarship is rising up to acknowledge his influence on process of peace-making
among communities and nations. For example, Rajmohan Gandhi’s recent book, Why Gandhi Still
Matters: An Appraisal of the Mahatma’s Legacy is focused on the inevitable relevance of Gandhian
discourses in present day conflict resolution.
We, on Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary, are planning to publish a book of interdisciplinary
nature that will explore diverse range of questions, relating to the ideologies and works of Gandhi in
the contemporary global context and situation. Critical papers/research proposals touching upon
different theoretical and practical dimensions on Mahatma Gandhi’s Life and Works are invited from
sincere scholars. The book we propose will primarily deal with the following, the book also invites
authors/scholars to analyze and discuss topics, including, but not limited to:
1) Recent historiography on the life of M.K. Gandhi. What has been learned or do we really
understand his life and works better now?
2) What Gandhian myths are challenged and debunked and what insights remain untouched?
3) Foreground crucial texts and issues on Gandhi in the 21st Century.
4) How might Gandhi deal with current issues and what insights have his followers developed?
5) Nonviolence Before Gandhi and Nonviolence After Gandhi,
6) Gandhi and the problem of “Dirty Hands”
7) Gandhi and Transitional Justice,
8) Gandhi and Criminal Justice Reform,
9) Gandhi and Just War Theory,
10) Gandhi and “Fake News”,
11) Gandhi: Life and Accomplishments,
12) Gandhi in the New Millennium,
13) Gandhian Literature and Culture,
14) Gandhi in Media and Popular Culture,
15) Gandhi in the Age of Doubt and Despair,
16) Gandhi and Conflict Transformation,
17) Gandhi and Responsibility Studies,
18) Gandhian Philosophy and Ethics,
19) Gandhi and Religion,
20) Gandhi and Hind Swaraj,
21) Gandhi and Tagore,
22) Gandhi and Ruskin,
23) Gandhi and Tolstoy,
24) Gandhi and Environmental Studies,
25) Gandhi and Nationalism, Gandhi and Human Rights,
26) Gandhi and Civic Awareness,
27) Gandhi and Democracy,
28) Gandhi and Village Development,
While committed to publishing articles that will advance scholarship in any discipline relevant
to Gandhi Studies, the editors are especially interested in areas of research that have crossdisciplinary
relevance or new implications for this significant field of scholarly interest. Submissions
of a comparative or theoretical nature will receive serious and respectful consideration.
Contributions and Editorial Correspondence:
Completed manuscripts and correspondence regarding material for possible publication and editorial
matters should be submitted to the Editor by email at and
Manuscripts of research papers/articles from all over the world are invited. Completed
manuscripts should be sent as email attachments in ‘MS Word’ document format. Manuscripts
submitted to the book are expected not to have been published elsewhere and not be under review for
possible publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). The papers should be well
formatted and typed in double space and sent in two copies, hard and soft copy. All manuscripts shall
be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process.
A) Direct quotations must reproduce exactly not only the wording, but the spelling,
capitalization, and internal punctuation and diacritics of the original, except that the initial
letter may be changed to a capital or a lowercase letter, the final punctuation mark may be
changed and punctuation marks may be omitted where ellipsis points are used, and single
quotation marks may be changed to double quotation marks.
B) All contributions should be conforming to the recent edition of MLA Style citation
requirements and should not exceed 7000 words in length. Interdisciplinary approaches are
particularly welcome.
The editors are committed to publishing excellent scholarship on the well-established topics in
Gandhi Studies, to fostering new work in neglected areas, and to stimulating alternative perspectives
on a wide range of Gandhian issues. The book supports critical inquiry, hermeneutical interpretive
proposals, and historical investigation into all aspects of Gandhi Studies.
Please send your article/ paper by 15th August, 2019.
Contributors are also requested to send a short bio-brief note (both in the body and email) along with
their contributions. Essays in the volume should provide historical context, theoretical frames, and
practical insights. The Authors will be honoured with a due and respectful remuneration.
Thank you,
Terry Beitzel
James Madison University,VA, USA
Chandrakant A. Langare,
Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India