This book addresses the human civilizational ethos and explores the concept of the nonkilling paradigm concerning human dignity, human rights, affirmative nonkilling, positive peace and the advancement of human existence. It focuses on the complex question of how to mitigate the prevalent lethal actions and lay out a roadmap for a large-scale transformation of global society into a nonkilling one. It examines the lives of charismatic socio-political leaders who have played a vital role in achieving revolutions in their respective contexts and societies, and studies these revolutions from a nonkilling perspective, investigating the number of human lives lost, both during and after the revolution, due to deliberate actions on the part of leaders. In closing, it assesses the global status quo and current trends and presents a Global Nonkilling Index to record deliberate killings around the world. The book is a significant addition to the literature, specifically in the field of reinterpreting Gandhian concepts in the light of contemporary needs. Given its scope, the book is of immense value to researchers and practitioners in the areas of political science, philosophy, sociology & peace studies. Moreover, it is a must-read for everyone interested in promoting global nonviolence, nonkilling & peace.
Anoop Swarup is the founding Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the Center for Global Nonkilling, set up in Hawaii in 2015. He is a recipient of the International Hiroshima Peace Award and the Republic of India's Presidential Award. He has over 40 years of professional experience as an educationist, poet, peace activist, life scientist, futurist, social entrepreneur, and as a civil servant with the Indian Revenue Service, where he held various senior positions. Professor Swarup has authored numerous books and journal articles, and is currently the editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Research in Engineering and Technology. Katyayani Singh currently serves as a member of the Nonkilling Leadership Research Committee of the Center for Global Nonkilling, Hawaii (USA). She also worked as an Assistant Professor at Jagran Lakecity University School of Law.
1. The Story So Far
2. Human Existence: Paradigm of Power Struggle
3. Contemporary World: Coercive Power and Leadership
4. Contemporary World: The Consensual Approach to Power
5. A Critical Outlook on Approaches to Political Leadership and Nonkilling Peace
6. Contemporary World Perspectives on Nonkilling Peace
7. Time for Creating a Nonkilling Global Index
8. Nonkilling Legal Perspectives
9. Future Paradigm: Creating a Nonkilling World
10. Post Lude
Annexure- I: Questionnaire
Annexure II- Bill for Department of Peace