Swaraj Peeth Trust, a Gandhian center for nonviolence and peace, works for Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Swaraj – Home-Rule or Self Rule based on culture of nonviolence or cultural democracy- through building a community based nonviolent social force called Gandhi Shanti Sena; organising public dialogues, training in nonviolence and ducation programmes for creating swaraj awareness in various areas of life. Read More

Visiting a Traumatized Mother

28 Nov 2011: I read in Kashmir Times of 24th Nov 2011 a heart rendering story titled “Rajabegum’s Lonely Battle for Survival.” I decided to visit her, just to sit by her side. Though she lost her two young sons way … Read more

HIND SWARAJ : a critical edition

After the land mark scholarly work on Hind Swaraj by Prof Anthony Parel, Prof Suresh Sharma and Prof Tridip Suhrud’s Critical Edition with annotations and an alternative Hindi Translation is a significant and very valuable edition to the unfolding of … Read more

Civil Society, Governance and Nonviolence

Insurgencies amounting to terrorist use of means and organization of violence are signs of state’s inability to mediate justice and fair play.  When state’s capacity to be non-partisan and truly representative of the national culture of its people is reduced, … Read more

Exploring Nonviolence: Experiment with Hind Swaraj

When India is leaderless and its institutions rotting and decadent, what is there to inspire our people across all differences and diversities to rise above narrow self interests so that polarization, often violent, of Indian society on the lines of … Read more

Hind Swaraj Discourses and Study Camps: Story of Experiences

We have conducted more than a dozen three to five day discourse among variety of participants. It is an ongoing campaign. Whoever is interested or inspired is most welcome to contact Swaraj Peeth. Only a few random experiences are given … Read more