Anil Dutta Mishra (B.1965) born at Dalsing Sarai in a small village, Salkhani in a farmer family in Bihar. Educated at L.S. College, Muzaffarpur and C.M. College, Darbhanga, he obtained M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Political Science from the University of Delhi and Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Presently he is an Assistant Professor in Department of Non-violence and Peace Research, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Deemed University, Ladnun (Rajasthan). His area of specialisation is Grass-root Politics, Women’s Studies, Gandhian, Ecology and Human Rights. He is also a keen student of Jainism.
Prior to his posting at the Jain Vishva Bharati Institute he served such prestigious establishments such as :
Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi;
Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi;
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Nainital; and
Women Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi.
A rare combination of intellectualism and activism, Dr. Anil Mishra has established himself as a young Gandhian Scholar in academic world. He is an active member of Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi; Indian Political Sciences Association; Indian Association for Canadian Studies; Indian Association for Women’s Studies; and Indian Association of Gandhian Studies.
Last year he has been nominated as a member of International Co-ordination Committee for the Celebration of 2600 Birth Anniversary year of Lord Mahaveer coming on 2001 A.D. by the World Jaina Council. He interprets Jainism in light of contemporary crisis. He has authorised/edited books and published more than two dozen research papers in various Journals.
Dr. Mishra’s earlier books are well acclaimed :
Problem and Prospects of working women in Urban India (1994);
Fundamentals of Gandhism (1995);
Gandhian Approach to contemporary problems (1996);
Decentralised Planning; A Study of objective and operational Framework (1998),
Gandhism after Gandhi;
Gender Perspectives on Empowerment, Development and participation; and
Facets of Jain Philosophy, Religion and Culture, vol. I, Anekantava and Syadvada (1996)