Mark’s Peace Page | Mark’s Home Page
Search | New | Contact

Other Peace Resources

Web Sites
Book Sources

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.


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

Mani Bhavan

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

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Resources on Vinoba, from the Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal.

Alternatives et Non-Violence sur le Net

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


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

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.)


United States


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

Peace Brigades International

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

Unit 5, 89-93 Fonthill Rd
London N4 3HT

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Conducts nonviolent interventions in conflict zones.

801 Front St.
St. Paul, MN 55103


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

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

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.)


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

B-29, Mangal Pandey Marg
New Delhi 110053

Sarva Seva Sangh

The main national organization of active Gandhians.

Wardha, Maharashtra 442102

Institute for Total Revolution

Narayan Desai’s institute for Gandhian training.

Surat Dt.
Gujarat 394 641

Brahma Vidya Mandir

Vinoba’s ashram.

Wardha, Maharashtra 442 001


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

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

Resource Center for Nonviolence

A Fellowship of Reconciliation affiliate.

P.O. Box 2324
Santa Cruz, California 95063

Peace Brigades International/USA

The U.S. chapter of Peace Brigades International.

1904 Franklin Street, #505
Oakland, California 94612

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

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

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


The Gandhi Foundation

Promotes Gandhian thought in Britain.

Kingsley Hall Community Centre
Powis Rd
London E3 3HJ

Gandhi Information Center

An education and action group in Germany.

Postfach 210109
10501 Berlin

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

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

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

Book Sources



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.


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

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

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

Housmans Bookshop

A venerable bookstore of the peace movement.

5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London N1 9DX


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

National Gandhi Museum Library

A comprehensive collection.

New Delhi 110 002

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Library

Another large collection.

19, Laburnum Road
Gamdevi, Mumbai 400 007

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

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

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

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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


Fellowship Magazine

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

Box 271
Nyack, NY 10960

Peace Magazine

A Canadian journal, edited by Metta Spencer.

736 Bathurst
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

The Acorn

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

Box 107
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778


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

Cuttack, Orissa 753002

Gandhi Marg

A scholarly journal from the Gandhi Peace Foundation.

221 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg
New Delhi 110 002


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.

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

For more info, treats, and resources, visit
Mark Shepard’s Peace Page at