About me

About me

Professor N. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Council of Gandhian Studies (New Delhi), Working Chairman of Kerala Gandhi Smarak Nidhi  and Founder of several Institutions, is a great admirer of Dr. Daisaku Ikeda on whom besides the present ten-volume monographs,  has earlier written four books in addition to co-authoring with  Dean Lawrence Carter and George Miller, a text book, Global Ethical Options in the Tradition of Gandhi, King and Ikeda.

Besides being a trainer of nonviolence and exponent of theatre arts, Radhakrishnan has led several peace campaigns both in India and in several parts of the world and currently  he is leading a National Campaign against Violence under the Missionaries of Nonviolence Foundation India, which he has founded. He also presently guides regular nonviolence training programs in five places in India such as New Delhi, Rajsamand, Jaipur, Madurai and Trivandrum under the Ahimsa Samvaay, inspired by the  late Therapanth Jain spiritual head, Sri Acharya Mahapragya and Dr G.Ramachandran.

Radhakrishnan’s active involvement in teaching, research and educational administration for three decades did not affect his passion for writing and he has authored over 60 books, and the most prominent among them are: Gandhi in the Global Village; Gandhi, The Quest for Tolerance and Survival; Gandhi’s Challenge to Religious Intolerance; Shanti Sena Training in Nonviolence – A Trainer’s Manual; Daisaku Ikeda: Man and Mission; Daisaku Ikeda in Pursuit of a New Humanity; Ikeda Sensei: The Triumph of Mentor Disciple Spirit; The Living Dialogue: Socrates to Ikeda; A Nation in Transition: India at 50; Gandhi, Youth and Nonviolence; Khan Abdul Gaffer Khan: Messenger of Harmony; Sparks of Nonviolence; G. Ramachandran: A Study; Complementarity of Gandhi and Nehru; and Multiple Streams of Peace Movement. Many of these books have been translated in to several world  languages..

As a Visiting Professor he has lectured / organized Courses on Gandhi, Peace Movements, Shanti Sena and Human Rights in over sixty Universities in different parts of the world. During the Satyagraha Centenary year (2006–07) he delivered  over 100 Lectures on the Contemporary Relevance of Satyagraha in different parts of the world.

Among the most outstanding  Awards he has received  in recognition of his outstanding work to promote peace,harmony,Gandhian thought and action are , the Rajeev Gandhi Sadbhavana Award(2007); Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builders Award( 2001); Mahapragya Award for nonviolence training(2001) He is also the recipient of Government of India’s award for the outstanding Hindi Writers Award  for writers from non-Hindi speaking area(1997).

The Soka University in Tokyo conferred on him an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his multifarious initiatives to promote peace through education in 1998 while in a rare gesture the world-famous More College in Atlanta in USA inducted Professor Radhakrishnan  as a Fellow of their prestigious Collegium of Scholars-the only Indian they have honored with this great honor so far.