Profile
about
Present Position :
Professor of Political Science. Convenor Nonviolence commission, IPRA (International Peace Research Association)
Board of Director IPRA (International Peace Research Association) Foundation
Positions Held :
Secretary General
Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association
Deputy Secretary General
Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association
Principal
  • University Maharani College,
  • University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Department of Political Science
  • University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Director
  • Centre for Gandhian Studies,
  • University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Convenor
  • RUSA (Rajasthan Ucchatara Shiksha Abhiyan), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Member :
IPRA council & Research Committee
Member Executive :
Global Political Economy Commission, IPRA Gender & Peace Commission
Member :
Nonkilling Political Science Research committee of centre for Nonkilling Hawaii (USA)
Member :
Expert Committees of ICSSR, New Delhi.
Member Expert Committee :
Gandhi Darshan & Smriti Samiti, New Dehli.
Executive Member :
Research Committee, IPRA
Member :
National Committee of Indian Council for Gandhian Studies, New Delhi (India)
Member Advisory Committee :
Gandhian Study Centres of different universities of India and centre for Social Exclusion and inclusive policy.
International Advisor :
‘Engeder’, Capetown, South Africa
Editor :
Rajya Shastra Sameeksha, Jaipur.
Special Editor :
Thammassat Review, Thammassat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Member :
At the selection Committee of various institutions, Colleges, Universities and R.P.S.C. & other bodies
Life Member
ICWS (Indian Council of Women's Studies)
Life Member
Indian Political Science Association
Areas of specialization
  1. Gandhian studies
  2. Peace studies
  3. Conflict Resolution
  4. Gender issues
  5. Political Thought
  6. Education
Awards and Honors
  1. First Asian woman to be elected Secretary General APPRA
  2. First Asian Professor to be elected Convener Nonviolence Commission, IPRA
  3. Book titled New Paradigms Of Peace Research: The Asia Pacific Context, Rawat Publication, New Delhi 2012 is translated in Chinese language by Nanjing University, Xian city, China, 2015.
  4. LAASYA Award 2012 for women with beauty, grace and happiness by SUBH consultants, New Delhi.
  5. “WOMEN OF THE FUTURE AWARD 2016” for successful women by FICCI FLO, Jaipur.
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Chairing of International and National Seminars/Panelist
INTERNATIONAL
  1. Contributed a paper on "Gender and Political Empowerment: Myths and Realities (with special mention to Panchayati Raj System in Rajasthan State)" in an international conference of"Global Meet of Generation" organized at Washigton DC, USA, January 1999.
  2. Chaired a session, "Rework Land; systems based solutions for large scale rural employment creation", at 5th global YES summit ''Rework the world,'' Leksand, Sweden, 2-5 June 2010
  3. Presented a paper on "The Trinity of Poverty, Patriarchy and Powerlessness: The Age of Globalization" in International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Conference on "Communicating Peace" held at Sydney, Australlia 6-10 July, 2010.
  4. Contributed a paper on "Revalidating Gandhi: A critique of social justice through nonviolent action in the Globalizing India” in International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Conference on "Communicating Peace" held at Sydney, Australlia 6-10 July, 2010.
  5. Delivered welcome greeting address on Oct 14, 2011 in international conference on “New Agenda Peace Research in the Asia Pacific” organized by APPRA in Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan Oct 14-16, 2011
  6. Chaired a session on ‘Gandhi’ on Oct.15, 2011 in international conference on “New Agenda Peace Research in the Asia Pacific” organized by APPRA in Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan Oct 14-16, 2011
  7. Chaired another session on ‘Gandhi’ on Oct.15 in international conference on “New Agenda Peace Research in the Asia Pacific” organized by APPRA in Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan Oct 14-16, 2011
  8. The book “Peace Non violence and Gandhian Concerns,” (ed.) Vidya Jain, Rawat Publications, 2011 was launched on Oct 16, 2011 in international conference on “New Agenda Peace Research in the Asia Pacific” organized by APPRA in Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan Oct 14-16, 2011
  9. Spoke as a panelist in the plenary session on “Peace Research On Move” in the IPRA conference at Tsu City, Japan 28 November 2012.
  10. Contributed a paper on “Non-Violent Model of the Individual” in the international conference of IPRA International Peace Research Association at Tsu City, Japan 24th to 28th November 2012.
  11. Contributed a paper on “Sustainable Development And Green Soldiers” in the international conference of IPRA International Peace Research Association at Tsu City, Japan 24th to 28th November 2012.
  12. The book “New Paradigms of Peace Research : Asia – Pacific Context” (eds) Vidya Jain & Akihiko kimijima was launched at the international conference of IPRA International Peace Research Association at Tsu City, Japan 24th to 28th November 2012.
  13. Delivered closing address on 14 Nov. 2014 in International Conference on Engaging Deadly conflicts in Asia Pacific with Nonviolent alternatives organized by Asia pacific Peace Research organization APPRA and Thammassat University in Bangkok, Thailand 12-14 Nov. 2013
  14. Chaired a session on “Gandhi and Nonviolence” on Nov. 13, 2013 in International Conference on Engaging Deadly conflicts in Asia Pacific with Nonviolent alternatives organized by Asia pacific Peace Research organization APPRA and Thammassat University in Bangkok, Thailand 12-14 Nov. 2013
  15. Chaired a session on “Youth and Peace Processes” on Nov. 13, 2013 in International Conference on Engaging Deadly conflicts in Asia Pacific with Nonviolent alternatives organized by Asia pacific Peace Research organization APPRA and Thammassat University in Bangkok, Thailand 12-14 Nov. 2013
  16. Contributed a paper on “Gandhian Feminism : Towards an Egalitarian, Non-Exploitative and Humane Society” in ‘Gender and Peace commission’ (11 August 2014) in 25th International Conference on “Uniting Peace : Building sustainable Peace through Universal values” organized by International Peace Research Association – IPRA in Istanbul, Turkey, 11-15 August, 2014
  17. Contributed a paper on “Nonviolent Revolution in Rajasthan : A study of Gandhian political strategies” in ‘Nonviolence commission’ (12 August 2014) in 25th International Conference on “Uniting Peace : Building sustainable Peace through Universal values” organized by International Peace Research Association – IPRA in Istanbul, Turkey, 11-15 August, 2014
  18. Contributed a paper on “Gandhi : The Experiments with Moral Sovereignty” in Panel 7 ‘Asia : Religions and the Dignity of Human life’ of international conference on Religions and cultures in Dialogue 100 year after world war I ‘Peace is the future’ organized by community of Sant’ Egidio, in Antwerp, Belgium 7-9 September, 2014
  19. Convened ‘ Nonviolence Commission’ on 13-14-15 April 2015 in an International conference on “The Quest for Peace in Africa: Socio- Cultural, economic, political and Legal considerations”, Abuja, Nigeria organized by Africa Peace Research and education Association, 13-15 April 2015.
  20. Spoke as a plannery speaker on Gandhian feminism on 14th April 2015 in ‘Gender and Peace Plannery’ In “The Quest for Peace in Africa: Socio-Cultural, economic, political and Legal considerations”, Abuja, Nigeria organized by Africa Peace Research and education Association, 13-15 April 2015.
  21. Addressed the Inaugural ceremony of APPRA Conference on “Pathway Towards Just Peace: Reinventing security, Justice and democracy in Asia Pacific” (9-11 October 2015) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
NATIONAL
  1. Presented "Rajasthan's Perspssective" on Women's Movement in India at a workshop on "Women's Movement in India" 1970-90 organised by Centre for Women's Studies. New Delhi, 21-23 July, 1994.
  2. Key Note address on "Sanskritik Pradhushan aur Abhibhavkon ka Dayitva" in a conference of Social Welfare Council, Jaipur 26 November, 1994.
  3. Spoke on "Combating Corruption in public life" at Social Science Research Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 22 February, 1995.
  4. Contributed a paper viz. "Living in Harmony with Nature: Gandhian perspective’’ in an International Conference on "Peace and Non - Violent action”, Ladnun, 17 February, 1996
  5. Presented a paper on "The Myth of Beauty and Advertisement" at a seminar organized by Public Relations Society of India, Jaipur, 26 September, 1996
  6. Chaired a session of Face to Face with women workers in a seminar on "Working Women and their Rights" organized by ILO and PRSI, Jaipur, 10 May, 1998
  7. Delivered a key note address on "Political Empowerment of Women" , at Veer Balika Mahavidyalaya, Jaipur, August 13, 1998
  8. A paper on "The Issue of Political Reservation" at a refresher course in the Unviersity of Ajmer, Ajmer, 18 September, 1998
  9. Contributed paper on "Civic Society" at a conference on "Accountable, Transparent and Citizen Friendly Government", organized at the behest of the Department of Administrative Reforms, HCM, RIPA, OTS, Jaipur, 3 August, 1999
  10. Presented a paper on "The Issue of Political Reservation and Women" in refresher course organized by Centre for Women's Studies, Jaipur, 20 December, 1999
  11. Presented a review article on the novel "Ek Zamin Apni" written by Chitra Mudgal, at MaharaniCollege, Jaipur, 27 January, 2000
  12. Addressed the journalist on "The Role of a Journalist" , at the foundation day of Rajasthan Patrika, 7 March, 2000
  13. A paper on "The Issue of Political Reservation and Women" in Refresher course organized by Centre for Women's Studies, Jaipur, 11 December,2000
  14. A paper on "Patriarchy and Women Images" at a conference on "Media and Women Images" organised by Modi Institute of Education and Research, Laxmangarh, 19-20 October, 2001.
  15. Introductory lecture at the seminar on "Youth and Media" organized by NSS, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, at Commerce College, 21 February, 2002
  16. Spoke on "National Integration" at the inaugural function of Youth training organised by Brahmkumari's, Youth Wing, Jaipur, 2002
  17. A paper on "Globalization & Women" at the refresher course organised by Centre for Women Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  18. Spoke as a Resource Person on "The Gender Issues" at the Orientation Course organized by AcademicStaffCollege, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 22 July, 2002
  19. Spoke on "Media and Ethics" at a Seminar organized by Public Relations Society of India, 21 July, 2002
  20. Spoke on "Youth and Democracy" at a Seminar organised by Centre for Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Friendrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany, 29 November, 2002
  21. Delivered a keynote speech at the seminar on "Women Empowerment: Alternatives and Challenges" Organised by Veer Balika College, 10 February, 2005
  22. Spoke on "Youth & Value Based Politics" at a seminar on "Youth and Democracy" organised by Centre for Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur & Friendrich Ebert Stiftung Germany, 4 February, 2005
  23. Spoke as a panelist on "Rethinking Swadeshi in the Context of Globalization : Gandhian Perspective" at a seminar on "Conflict Resolution", organized by dept of Political Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 14-15 March, 2008
  24. Invited as key note speaker in a seminar on "Gramin Vikas aur Gandhi" at P.G. College, Srimadhopur, on 14 Feb, 2011.
  25. Delivered a lecture on "Gandhian perspective of Education" at National Jaipur University, Jaipur, on 23rd Feb., 2010.
  26. Delivered a lecture on "Gandhi & Globalization" to the American Group, on 4th March, 2011.
  27. Chaired a session in the National Seminar on "Human Rights" Organized by Vikram University, Ujjain, on 13-03-2011.
  28. Participated as a panelist in the plannery session of the National Seminar on "Education, Values and Peace" organized by Brahm Kumari Ishwariya Vishvidyalaya, Mount Abu on 03-06-2011
  29. Chaired a session on "Peace Education and Sustainable Development" in a seminar organized by Gandhi Darshan and Smirti, New Delhi in Dec., 2011.
  30. Conducted a seminar on Gandhian Issue in Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan on 23rd of Jan 2012.
  31. Spoke on "Gandhian issues" in Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan on 24th Jan 2012.
  32. Chaired discussion on "Yuva- Vimarsh and Gandhi" in Gandhi Bhawan on 30th Jan 2012.
  33. Spoke on Gandhi & Globalization in Prakrit Bharati, Jaipur on 13th Feb. 2012.
  34. Spoke on "Revalidating Gandhi" in RAISAM on 27 Feb. 2012.
  35. Invited as a expert at Jan sunvayi on Dalit atrocities of Dalit adhikar Kendra at kisan bhawan on 25th March 2012.
  36. Participated in a Budget Discussion in Dainik Navjyoti on 28th March 2012
  37. Participated in a seminar at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on Gandhism on 15 June 2012.
  38. Chaired a program at CGS, University of Rajasthan on Land Reform with PV Rajgopal on 15 July 2012.
  39. Invited as resource person in Jansunvayi in Kisan Bhavan on "Dalit atrocities" on 16 July 2012
  40. Chaired in a national conference on 27 – 28 July 2012 in Jain Vishva Bharti, Landnu on "Peace and Nonviolent action"
  41. Spoke in Poddar College, Jaipur on Gandhian values on 1 Oct. 2012.
  42. Spoke in Geeta Bajaj College, Jaipur on Gandhism on 1st Oct, 2012.
  43. Invited as resource person at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, jaipur on 3rd Oct. 2012 to talk on Gender Issues
  44. Chaired a session in National Conference on Peace and Nonviolent action organized by Subodh College, Jaipur on 9th Jan 2013
  45. Delivered a lecture on Revalidating Gandhi in orientation course in Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 10th Jan 2013
  46. Spoke on women Empowerment in Biyani Girls College, Jaipur on 12th Jan 2013
  47. Invited to deliver key note speech in a session in an international conference on "Gender equity : issues of theory, Practice and policy in the Asia pacific Region" organized by Kumaun University, Nainital, 21-22 March 2013
  48. Presentation of a paper on "Sustainable model of development : Gandhian perspective" in International conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action in Anuvibha Kendra, Jaipur on 7th Jan 2014.
  49. Chaired a session on "women as actors of change and gender issue" in International conference organized by Department of Political Science, JNV University Jodhpur and RC – 18 IPSA Montreal, Canada in Jodhpur on 21-22 Feb, 2014
  50. Spoke on "Gandhian Feminism” in national seminar on "Gender Mainstreaming: Problem & Prospects” organized by Center for Women Study, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.on 25 Feb 2014
  51. Inaugurated Foundation Day of Jaipuria Institute and spoke on "Innovating India" on 3rd March 2014
  52. Spoke at Jaipur Akashwani on "women’s Day" on 4th March 2014
  53. Participated in a Discussion organized by Rajasthan Patrika on "women issues" on 7th March 2014
  54. Spoke on "women empowerment" in curriculum building course at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 14th March, 2014
  55. Spoke on "Gandhi and women" in Prakrit Bharti, Jaipur on 28th March, 2014
  56. Spoke on "Gandhi & Globalization" in orientation course at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 6th June 2014
  57. Spoke in a seminar on "Gender & Media" organized by refresher course of Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 9th June 2014
  58. Spoke on "Gandhi & Globalization" in orientation course at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 12 June, 2014
  59. Spoke on "women images" in refresher course organized by Department of Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 18 June 2014
  60. Spoke on "Peace Education" in refresher course organized by Dept. of Education atAcademic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 14th July 2014.
  61. Spoke on "Woman & Media" in orientation course at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 19th July 2014
  62. Chaired a session on "Training and education of foreign students" organized by Dept. of European Language, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 22 sep. 2014
  63. Spoke on Gandhism in Wilfred College, Jaipuron 27 Sept. 2014
  64. Spoke in orientation course at Academic Staff Collage, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on Revalidating Gandhi on 31st Sept. 2014.
  65. Spoke at Jaipur Doordarshan on "Patel and National Integration" on 3rd Nov.2014
  66. Spoke at Jaipur Doordarshan on SAARC Issue on 29th Nov. 2014.
  67. Spoke on "Gandhian concept of Justice" in training course of RJS training at OTS, Jaipur on 2 Dec. 2014.
  68. Spoke on "Peace Research" in a brainstorming session organized by JVBU, Landnu at Anuvibha Kendra, Jaipur on 16th Dec. 2014.
  69. Spoke on "Gandhian Model of Sustainable Development" in National conference organized by Public Relation Society of India at Clarks Amer, Jaipur on 20th Dec. 2014.
  70. Chaired a session in a national conference on "Chintan of Kautilya" organized by Sanskrit College, Jaipur on 23rd Dec. 2014.
  71. Spote as a Resource Person in Orientation Course in the Academic Staff College on "Revalidating Gandhi", on 16th Jan,2015.
  72. Delivered a talk at CGS for NIR students of Gulf countries organized by Asian net TV73 on "Proud to be an Indian", on 28th Jain, 2015.
  73. Spoke on Gandhian Feminism in the national conference on "women empowerment & Higher Education" Organized by CWS (28-29 Jan 2015)
  74. Delivered a key note speech on "Women and Media", in an international conference on 'Media and communication studies' organized by Amity University on 21st November 2015.
  75. Co-Chaired a Session on "Gandhian Feminism" in a national seminar on 'Gandhian- Vimarsh', Organized by Bhartiya Gandhi Adhyan Samiti, Jaipur, 21 November, 2016.
  76. Addressed the inaugural Session of national seminar on "Right to Education" Organised by St. Wilfred College on 26th November, 2015.
  77. Conducted a workshop on "Status of Women in India" in Academic Staff College, Jaipur, 30 November, 2015
  78. Presided over a Panel on "Bhartiya Rajiniti mai Mahilao ki Bhoomika" in National Seminar on "Bhartiya Rajiniti ki Dasha awam Disha" organized by Subodh College, Jaipur, 9 January, 2016.
  79. Conducted a workshop on "Peace is Possible by Peaceful Methods" in University Maharani Collage, UOR, Jaipur, 19 Feb. 2016.
  80. Conducted a workshop on "Peace Studies in Asia" in CGS, UOR, Jaipur, 24 June 2016.
  81. Spoke on "Gandhian Teachings" in Biyani Girls Collage, Jaipur, 18 July, 2016.
  82. Conducted a workshop on "Gender Issues" in ASC, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 23 July 2016.
  83. Spoke on "Human Rights: Gandhian Prospective" ASC, MDS University, Ajmer, 3 Aug. 2016.
  84. Spoke on "Human Rights and Women Rights" ASC, MDS University, Ajmer, 3 Aug. 2016.
  85. Was a panelist in a workshop on dialogue on "Gandhian Philosophy: A Pathway to World Peace" organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, 20 Aug. 2016.
  86. Spoke on "Gandhism in Todays Era" in ASC, UOR, Jaipur, 19 Sept. 2016.
  87. Conducted a workshop on "The Indian Education Scenario: Problems and Prospects" ASC, UOR, Jaipur, 26 Sept. 2016.
Refreshers Courses/Conferences Organized
Refreshers Courses
  1. Organized Refresher course on “Revisiting Gandhi: Challenges in the Contemporary World” from July 20 to Aug 8, 2009 in Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  2. Organized Refresher course on “Gandhian Praxis: Contemporary Context” from September 5-24, 2011 in Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  3. Organized Refresher course on “Contextualizing Gandhi: Contemporary Crisis” from September 5-24, 2011 in Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  4. Organized short term course on “Academic Administrators workshop” from December 13, 2014 in Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  5. Organized Refresher course on “Humen Rights and women’s studies” from June 6, 2015 in Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Conferences/ Seminar/ Workshops
  1. Organized Seminar on “Empowerment through Values and Spirituality"and “Clean the Mind and Green the Earth”onSeptember 27-28, 2010atCentre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  2. Organized One Day Workshop on “To observe All India Peace March”onDecember 19, 2010 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  3. Organized National Seminar on "Gandhian Legacy: Continuity & Change"onMarch 3-4, 2011 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  4. Organized One Day Workshop on“Gandhi and Youth: Today’s Times”onOctober 1, 2011 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  5. Organized One Day Workshop on“The Problem of Corruption: Ganhian Solutions”onJanuary 30, 2012 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  6. Organized One Day Workshop on“Bhumi Adhikar Rojgar: Gandhi Drishti”onJuly15, 2012 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  7. Organized National Seminar on “Nonviolent Revolution in Rajasthan”onJanuary 24-25, 2013atGandhi Bhawan, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  8. Organized Creative Workshop on “Gandhi and Democracy”onJanuary 30, 2010 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  9. Organized Workshop on “Philosophy of Ahimsa and Peace: Critical issues in the Science of Ahimsha” from October 4, 2014 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  10. Organized One day Workshop on “Impact of Globalization and Modernization on Youth”onJanuary 27, 2015 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  11. Organized International Seminar on " Tradition of Nonviolence: Changing context "onFebruary 14-15, 2015 at Centre for Gandhian studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  12. Organized Seminar on “Equality, Inequality and Buddhism”onSeptember 26, 2013atUniversity Maharani College, Jaipur University of Rajasthan.
  13. Organized National Conference on “Gender and Media: The Emerging Concerns”onOctober 16-17, 2015atUniversity Maharani College, Jaipur University of Rajasthan.
  14. Organized Workshop on “Personality Development” from November 23-28, 2015 at University Maharani College, Jaipur University of Rajasthan.
  15. Organized National Conference on “The Indian Economy: Emerging Issues” on 16-17 Feb 2016 at Maharani College.
  16. 16. Regularly contributing in discussion of socio-political issues in local Newspapers, Television and Radio station.