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Neelakanta Radhakrishnan

Born 1943 in Kerala, India, dr., professor, nonviolence trainer, writer, journalist and activist. Up to December 2001 he served as director of Gandhi Darshan Samiti, the International Centre for Gandhian Studies and Research, and Gandhi Smriti, the museum in the garden of which Mahatma Gandhi was murdered (Birla House). in New Delhi. He is Honorary president of the Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai branch of the lay Buddhist organisation Soka-Gakkai International (SGI).

For over twenty years he was associated with the Gandhigram Rural University. He is a specialist in studies of Nehru and of Buddhism. He has founded the G.R. School of Nonviolence and Centre for Development Education and serves as board member, honorary director or adviser to numerous Gandhian and activist scholarly institutions throughout India. He has recently been elected as Secretary-General of the Indian Council for Gandhian Studies.

He has been a visiting professor and lecturer at more than twenty universities around the world and is a regular columnist in the Seikyo Shimbun newspaper in Tokyo. In addition to some 20 books, he edits two reputed journals, Journal of Peace and Gandhian Studies and the Journal of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. He also served as Secretary of the National Committee for the Observance of the 50th Anniversary Gandhi's Martyrdom and lead the Indian delegation to UNESCO during the 125th birth anniversary of Gandhi.

From New Year 2002, N. Radhakrishnan serves as founder and director of the Ikeda Center for Value Creation in Trivandrum, Kerala in Southern India. He is also Honorary Ambassador to the Soka Univesity America.

He is a close colleague and friend of three other TFF associates: Daisaku Ikeda about whom he has written a book, Glenn Paige and Chaiwat Satha-Anand.

Dr. Radhakrishnan joined TFF as adviser in 2001.


GR Institute of Nonviolence and Shanti Sena
City office: Bhagath Printer's Complex
Marappalam Gardens, Marappalam,
Pattom Palace Post,
Thiruvananthapuram-4, Kerala, India

Indian Council of Gandhian Studies
MGRA 30, Neelakantom, Marappalam Gardens,
Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695004


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Articles by Neelakanta Radhakrishnan

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Neelakanta Radhakrishnan, December 5, 2007
The Satyagraha of Gandhi and Human Revolution of Ikeda. Some reflections
Text of speech at the Indo-Japan joint symposium arranged by the Oriental Institute of Philosophy, Tokyo on 3rd April 2007 to mark the Centenary of the Satyagraha movement under Gandhi
. We publish it as one TFF Associate's hommage to another, Daisaku Ikeda.

Enrolling 100,000 Families Pledged to Nonviolence on August 09, 2004 (Quit India Day)

Dr. Gaviria is the most eloquent and uncompromising martyr for Nonviolence (posted on 'Movimiento de la Noviolencia')

Gandhi-King-Ikeda - A Legacy of Building Peace

Gandhi in the Globalised Context










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