The Nonkilling Paradigm

For World Peace and Enlightenment

  • Katyayani Singh
  • Anoop Swarup

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 1-12
  3. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 13-33
  4. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 35-57
  5. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 59-96
  6. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 111-124
  7. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 125-133
  8. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 135-138
  9. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 139-156
  10. Katyayani Singh, Anoop Swarup
    Pages 157-158
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 159-174

About this book


This book addresses the human civilizational ethos and explores the concept of the nonkilling paradigm concerning human dignity, human rights, affirmative nonkilling, positive peace and the advancement of human existence. It focuses on the complex question of how to mitigate the prevalent lethal actions and lay out a roadmap for a large-scale transformation of global society into a nonkilling one. It examines the lives of charismatic socio-political leaders who have played a vital role in achieving revolutions in their respective contexts and societies, and studies these revolutions from a nonkilling perspective, investigating the number of human lives lost, both during and after the revolution, due to deliberate actions on the part of leaders. In closing, it assesses the global status quo and current trends and presents a Global Nonkilling Index to record deliberate killings around the world. The book is a significant addition to the literature, specifically in the field of reinterpreting Gandhian concepts in the light of contemporary needs. Given its scope, the book is of immense value to researchers and practitioners in the areas of political science, philosophy, sociology & peace studies. Moreover, it is a must-read for everyone interested in promoting global nonviolence, nonkilling & peace.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Katyayani Singh
    • 1
  • Anoop Swarup
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawJagran Lakecity UniversityBhopalIndia
  2. 2.Jagran Lakecity UniversityBhopalIndia

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