Prof. Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi

Prof. Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi from India was born in 1935. He is married and has two children. He is a professor for history and political science and dean of the faculty at the University of Illinois, as well as visiting professor in the study programme for the South East Asian region and the Middle East at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is co-president of the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Gurgaon, India, as well as a contributor to the Indian dailies "The Hindu" and "The Hindu" and "The Hindustan Times".

Important Dates:

1964 - 1981

Editor in chief of "Himmat" in Bombay

1984 - 1985

Member of the Woodrow Center for Scientists in Washington

1985 - 1987

Editor with the "Indian Express" in Madras


Head of the Indian Delegation at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva

1990 - 1992

Member of the Indian Senate

1992 - 2000

Professor at the Centre for Political Research in New Delhi

since 1997

Several Tenures as Visiting Professor at the Universities of Illinois and California as well as at the Emory University

2009 - 2010

President of „Initiatives of Change International“

Prof. Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi is and author and renowned human rights activist. He is committed to the struggle for peace between Hindus and Moslems in this Indian home country. In 2000, he was awarded the Indian Award of the Sahitya Academy for his contribution to literature. He holds several honorary professorships as well as honorary doctorates from the universities of Osh in Kirghizia, Calgary and Tokyo.


Ghaffar Khan: Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns, Viking; Revenge & Reconciliation: Understanding South Asian History, Penguin, 1999; The Rajaji Story, Penguin, 1997; The Good Boatman: A Portrait of Gandhi, Viking, 1995; Patel: A Life, Navajivan, Ahmedabad, 1990; and Eight Lives: A Study of the Hindu-Muslim Encounter, SUNY, 1987.

[June 2011]

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