Naresh Dadhich (political scientist)

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Naresh Dadhich (born 3 January 1957) is a Professor of Political Science in University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, where he is teaching post graduate classes since 1978. He recently (October 11, 2006) joined Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University as Vice Chancellor. Professor Dadhich is a well-known scholar of Gandhian and Peace Studies. His Ph.D. work on a comparative study of Gandhi and Existentialism was one of the earliest standard work in comparative literature on Gandhi. He has authored 6 books and numerous articles in journals of repute. He wrote first book on John Rawls's theory of Justice in Hindi. He is a popular speaker and has traveled extensively in India and abroad for invited lectures. He is a referee for many prestigious professional journals published in UK, Australia etc. and on editorial board of Journal of Peace Education published by Taylor & Francis Group, Oxford. He was elected Convener (First Asian) of Peace Education Commission of International Peace Research Association for two terms and published its newsletter, Peace Building. He was awarded prestigious Pell Fellowship of Salve Regina University, Rhode Island in USA in 2005 to work on international understanding. Prof. Dadhich was Director of Center for Gandhian Studies in Rajasthan University for several years where he initiated publication of Academic Journal and started organizing national and international Seminars and Conferences. He is one of the first to popularise Peace Studies and Peace Education in India through conferences, lectures and seminars.[1] After joining Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, he has introduced a six months Certificate Course on Gandhian Theory of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution or Gandhigiri. He was reappointed as Vice Chancellor of the same University for another term in continuation.


  1. ^ "Sessions summaries: Dialogue with Naresh Dadhich". Forum Barcelona 2004. 2004. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  • Gandhi and Existentialism
  • John Rawls's Theory of Justice (in Hindi Language)
  • Women, Conflict-Resolution and Culture: Gandhian Perspective
  • Non-Violence, Peace and Politics: Understanding Gandhi