About Me

Prof. Vidya Jain is a Professor of Political Science in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). She was Principal of Maharani College, Jaipur which is Asia’s biggest Girls College. She was also Director, Centre for Gandhian Studies, University of Rajasthan. Recently she is elected as convener of Nonviolence Commission of IPRA. She was Secretary General (2012-14) of Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA). She was also Deputy Secretary General of APPRA (2010-12). She is also a member of Board of Directors of IPRA Foundation. Vidya Jain is a well-known scholar of Gandhian Studies and Peace Studies. She has authored 5 books and innumerable articles in journals of national and international repute. She is at the editorial board of several journals. She is a member of Nonkilling Political Science Committee of the Centre for Nonkilling, Hawaii (USA). She is member of Research Committee of IPRA. Her books “Peace, Non Violence and Gandhian Concerns” were released in APPRA conference in Kyoto, 2011 & ‘New Paradigms of Peace Research: Asia Pacific Context’ in IPRA Conference, Tsu-City 2012, which is translated in Chinese language as well. She is widely travelled to all the continents of the world and different parts of India. She is a popular speaker and made presentation in different national and international seminar in different capacities. She is actively involved in spreading Gandhian ideas and practices throughout the globe.