Non-Violence Movements after Gandhi MGPE-007

By Prof. Debal K SinghaRoy   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 360
The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout


Unit-1 - Post-Gandhian Scenario

Unit-2 - Leadership and Organisational Patterns

Unit-3 - Dynamics, Strategies and Outcomes

Unit-4 - Social and Ecological Issues


Unit-5 - Bhoodan Movement

Unit-6 - Total Revolution

Unit-7 - Prohibition Movements

Unit-8 - Farmers’ Movements


Unit-9 - Chipko Movement

Unit-10 - Narmada Bachao Andolan/Tehri Dam

Unit-11 - Silent Valley

Unit-12 - Water Conservation Movement 30


Unit-13 - Civil Rights Movements in the United States

Unit-14 - Green Peace Movements in Europe

Unit-15 - Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa

Unit-16 - Solidarity Movement in Poland

Instructor bio

Prof. Debal K SinghaRoy

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Prof. Debal K. SinghaRoy MA, MPhil, PhD, is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

Professor SinghaRoy is a recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Fellowship, 2010. He was a Visiting Scholar with the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He was a Commonwealth Fellow and Visiting Professor of Sociology of Social Movements at The Open University, United Kingdom (2006-2007); a Fellow with the Alternative Development Studies Programme, Netherlands (2003); Visiting Research Fellow in the University of Alberta, Canada (2001); Visiting scholar in the La Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, (1999 & 2007). Recently (2018) he was also in the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and University of McMaster, Hamilton, Canada as Shastri-Indo Canadian Visiting Fellow.

 Professor Singharoy has researched extensively in the areas of identity and identity construction, social movements, agrarian studies, social development, marginalization, social exclusion, sociology of distance education and knowledge society. His important  publications include Identity, Society and Transformative Social Categories, Sage Publication, New Delhi 2018, Towards a Knowledge Society: New Identities in Emerging India: Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, 2014, Peasant Movements in Post Colonial India: Dynamics of Mobilisation and Identity, Sage Publication, 2004; Social Development and the Empowerment of the Marginalised Perspectives and Strategies(ed), Sage Publication New Delhi, 2002; Women, New Technology and Development, Manohar Publication 1995; Women in Peasant Movements: Tebhaga, Naxalite and After, Manohar Publication 1992; Social Movements: A Course Guide, Athabasca University, Canada, 2006; Dissenting Voices and Transformative Actions: Social Movements in Globalizing World (ed) Manohar Publication, New Delhi, 2010; Interrogating Social Development: Global Perspectives and Local Initiatives (ed), Manohar Publication, New Delhi, 2010; Surviving Against Odds: Marginalized in a Globalising World, (ed), Manohar Publication, New Delhi, 2010. His upcoming book is Partition, Nationalism and Patriotism. He has published several research papers in nationally and internationally reputed journals and in the international Encyclopedia of Social Movements. Professor SinghaRoy is member of Member Board of Studies, Academic Council and Board of Management of several universities of the country.

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