Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra
Anil Dutta Mishra (B.1965) born at Dalsing Sarai in a small
village, Salkhani in a farmer family in Bihar. Educated at L.S. College,
Muzaffarpur and C.M. College, Darbhanga, he obtained M.A. and M.Phil.
degrees in Political Science from the University of Delhi and Ph.D. from
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Presently he is an Assistant Professor in Department of
Non-violence and Peace Research, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Deemed
University, Ladnun (Rajasthan). His area of specialisation is Grass-root
Politics, Women's Studies, Gandhian, Ecology and Human Rights. He is also
a keen student of Jainism.
Prior to his posting at the Jain Vishva Bharati Institute he served
such prestigious establishments such as :
Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi;
Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi;
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Nainital; and
Women Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi.
A rare combination of intellectualism and activism, Dr. Anil Mishra has
established himself as a young Gandhian Scholar in academic world. He is
an active member of Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi;
Indian Political Sciences Association; Indian Association for Canadian
Studies; Indian Association for Women's Studies; and Indian Association of
Last year he has been nominated as a member of International Co-ordination
Committee for the Celebration of 2600 Birth Anniversary year of Lord
Mahaveer coming on 2001 A.D. by the World Jaina Council. He interprets
Jainism in light of contemporary crisis. He has authorised/edited books
and published more than two dozen research papers in various Journals.
Dr. Mishra's earlier books are well acclaimed :
Problem and Prospects of working women in Urban India (1994);
Fundamentals of Gandhism (1995);
Gandhian Approach to contemporary problems (1996);
Decentralised Planning; A Study of objective and operational Framework
Gandhism after Gandhi;
Gender Perspectives on Empowerment, Development and participation; and
Facets of Jain Philosophy, Religion and Culture, vol. I, Anekantava and