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Web Sites
Organizations
Book Sources
Periodicals

Here are just a few recommended resources for Gandhi, the Gandhi Movement, nonviolence, and simple living. For recommended books, see A Peace Bookshelf.


Web Sites


Mahatma Gandhi: His Life, Work, and Philosophy

A page by the Institute of Advanced Studies in Nagpur, India, and the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal.

www.mkgandhi.org


GandhiServe

An amazing collection of online materials on Gandhi, including extensive photo, audio, and video libraries.

www.gandhiserve.org


Mani Bhavan

A collection of resources from the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Library.

www.gandhi-manibhavan.org


Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Resources on Vinoba, from the Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal.

www.vinobabhave.org


Alternatives et Non-Violence sur le Net

A site by Yann Forget, an associate of France’s Community of the Ark. In French.

www.forget-me.net


LivingNonviolence

A blog from several contributors with information and inspiration on everyday nonviolence.

www.livingnonviolence.com


Author Online!

Home page of award-winning children’s author Aaron Shepard. Includes a number of peace tales and scripts, some of them original, some retold from folktales, classic literature, or sacred stories. (Hint: Type “nonviolence” in the site’s search box.)

www.aaronshep.com


Organizations

International
India
United States
Elsewhere


International


International Fellowship of Reconciliation

The most important organization promoting and practicing principled nonviolence. Has influenced many popular movements around the world. Affiliates in many countries.

Spoorstraat 38
1815 BK Alkmaar
NETHERLANDS
www.ifor.org


Peace Brigades International

Provides nonviolent escorts and training for endangered activists. Chapters in many countries.

Unit 5, 89-93 Fonthill Rd
London N4 3HT
ENGLAND
www.peacebrigades.org


Nonviolent Peaceforce

Conducts nonviolent interventions in conflict zones.

801 Front St.
St. Paul, MN 55103
USA
www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org


India

Letters to India can be in English, but the envelopes should be addressed in capital letters.


Gandhi Peace Foundation

Promotes Gandhian thought and action, aids serious foreign inquirers, maintains a hostel.

221 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg
New Delhi 110 002
www.gpfindia.org


Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal

A good contact for Gandhian activity in the Bombay area. The Web site includes much info on Gandhi, as well as a link to the mandal’s Gandhi Book Centre.

299, Tardeo Road
Nana Chowk
Bombay 400 007
INDIA
www.mkgandhi.org


Bombay Sarvodaya Friendship Centre

Provides hospitality and guidance to foreigners interested in the Gandhi Movement. Loosely associated with the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and directed by Daniel Mazgaonkar.

Sainath Estate, Off Nilam Nagar, After Jain Temple
D. P. Road, Mulund East
Bombay 400 081
(Contact Mark for email address.)


Gandhi-in-Action

Networks with nonviolent activists internationally. Maintains a center with hostel and library. Directed by A. B. Bhardwaj.

B-29, Mangal Pandey Marg
Bhajanpura
New Delhi 110053
gandhiinaction.googlepages.com


Sarva Seva Sangh

The main national organization of active Gandhians.

Sevagram
Wardha, Maharashtra 442102


Institute for Total Revolution

Narayan Desai’s institute for Gandhian training.

Vedchhi
Surat Dt.
Gujarat 394 641


Brahma Vidya Mandir

Vinoba’s ashram.

Parandham
Paunar
Wardha, Maharashtra 442 001


Navadarshanam

An institute dedicated to developing rural lifestyle alternatives along Gandhian lines. On the border between Bangalore and Tamilnadu.

c/o T. S. Ananthu
A-4 Whitefield Ville
Whitefield, Bangalore 560 066
www.navadarshanam.org


United States


Fellowship of Reconciliation

The U.S. affiliate of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. Has been instrumental in many U.S. nonviolent movements, working closely with such figures as Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Box 271
Nyack, New York 10960
www.forusa.org


Resource Center for Nonviolence

A Fellowship of Reconciliation affiliate.

P.O. Box 2324
Santa Cruz, California 95063
www.rcnv.org


Peace Brigades International/USA

The U.S. chapter of Peace Brigades International.

1904 Franklin Street, #505
Oakland, California 94612
www.pbiusa.org


M. K. Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence

Conducts training programs in nonviolence and conflict resolution. Directed by Arun Gandhi, a grandson of Gandhi’s.

c/o University of Rochester
Interfaith Chapel
Rochester, New York 14627
www.gandhiinstitute.org


New Economics Institute

Promotes and tries to implement the ideas of E. F. Schumacher, Ralph Borsodi, and other alternative economists. (Formerly the E. F. Schumacher Society.)

140 Jug End Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
www.neweconomicsinstitute.org


Peace and Justice Studies Association

An academic organization for the pursuit and promotion of peace and justice studies.

c/o University of San Francisco
University Center, 5th Fl
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Elsewhere


The Gandhi Foundation

Promotes Gandhian thought in Britain.

Kingsley Hall Community Centre
Powis Rd
London E3 3HJ
UK
www.gandhifoundation.org


Gandhi Information Center

An education and action group in Germany.

Postfach 210109
10501 Berlin
GERMANY
home.snafu.de/mkgandhi


The Community of the Ark

The community founded by Lanza del Vasto and based on Gandhian principles of nonviolence and simplicity.

La Communauté de l’Arche
La Borie Noble
34.650 Roqueredonde
FRANCE


The Schumacher Society

Promotes the ideas of E. F. Schumacher and numerous other progressive thinkers in the fields of economics, politics, spirituality, and ecology.

The CREATE Environment Centre
Smeaton Road
Bristol BS1 6XN
ENGLAND
www.schumacher.org.uk


Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace

An educational foundation dedicated to spreading Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence.

Box 60002
U of A Postal Outlet
Edmonton, Alberta
CANADA
www.gandhi.ca


Book Sources

Booksellers
Collections


Booksellers

Much of the basic source material on Gandhi and his followers can be hard to obtain. The following booksellers specialize in books from Navajivan Press and other Gandhian publishers in India. They may also be sources for out-of-print books.


GandhiServe

Sells books and just about anything else Gandhian, including customized research. Offerings include the CD of Gandhi’s collected writings.

www.gandhiserve.org


Gandhi Book Centre

A program of the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal. Reportedly the largest supplier of Gandhi books and videos in India. An online store is in development. Offerings include the CD of Gandhi’s collected writings.

299, Tardeo Road
Nana Chowk
Bombay 400 007
INDIA
www.mkgandhi.org


Greenleaf Books

Books on Gandhi, Vinoba, Sarvodaya, and the Community of the Ark. Good for out-of-print and hard-to-find books from the U.S. as well as India. The address shown is complete.

RFD, Canton, Maine 04221
USA


Housmans Bookshop

A venerable bookstore of the peace movement.

5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London N1 9DX
ENGLAND
www.housmans.com


Collections

The following are public collections of Gandhian and other peace materials.


National Gandhi Museum Library

A comprehensive collection.

Rajghat
New Delhi 110 002
INDIA
www.gandhimuseum.org/Library.htm


Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Library

Another large collection.

19, Laburnum Road
Gamdevi, Mumbai 400 007
INDIA
www.gandhi-manibhavan.org


The Commonweal Collection

Materials on nonviolence, social change, Gandhi, and so on. The largest peace movement collection in England.

J.B. Priestley Library
University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP
ENGLAND
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/services/commonweal


Swarthmore College Peace Collection

A general peace movement collection. The largest in the U.S.

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
USA
www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace


Resource Center for Nonviolence

Thanks to the generosity of a donor, this organization has probably the best Gandhian library on the U.S. West Coast.

P.O. Box 2324
Santa Cruz, California 95063
USA
www.rcnv.org


Periodicals


Fellowship Magazine

From the U.S. branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Box 271
Nyack, NY 10960
USA
www.forusa.org/publications-fellowship-reconciliation


Peace Magazine

A Canadian journal, edited by Metta Spencer.

736 Bathurst
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
CANADA
www.peacemagazine.org


The Acorn

Scholarly journal of the Gandhi-King Society in the U.S.

Box 107
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
USA
acorn.sbu.edu


Vigil

The official publication of Sarva Seva Sangh, the main Gandhian organization in India.

Bakharabad
Cuttack, Orissa 753002
INDIA


Gandhi Marg

A scholarly journal from the Gandhi Peace Foundation.

221 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg
New Delhi 110 002
INDIA
www.gpfindia.org


Resurgence

A journal of alternatives, influenced by E. F. Schumacher and Gandhi. Though it seems now to have turned mostly to a focus on ecology, the older influences still come through.

www.resurgence.org/magazine


Communities Magazine

Mostly about intentional, utopian communities, but can also have articles on cooperatives and other small-scale alternatives.

138 Twin Oaks Rd
Louisa, VA 23093
USA
communities.ic.org


For more info, treats, and resources, visit
Mark Shepard’s Peace Page at
www.markshep.com/peace