#PeaceDay2017: A Classroom Celebration

On September 21, 2017, the International Relations students of the National Management School observed International Peace Day. The day began with an academic discussion on peace and peace-building, including the role of women as peace-builders. As part of this discussion, they wrote acrostic poems drawing on what they had read and learnt in class.   … More #PeaceDay2017: A Classroom Celebration

Wash off each molecule of despair, a guest post by Chintan Girish Modi

Wash off each molecule of despair By Chintan Girish Modi   It was October 2016 when I received a beautifully written email from Swarna Rajagopalan, Founding Trustee of Prajnya Trust, inviting me to participate in a roundtable discussion titled ‘Gender, Peace and Intersectionalities: A New Generation Works for Peace’. Scheduled for January 23, 2017, this … More Wash off each molecule of despair, a guest post by Chintan Girish Modi

#PoemsforPeace: Prayers for Peace

Peace is part of everyday exchanges for most communities in this region, either in prayer or in greeting or as a practice. In presentations on war and peace, Prajnya’s Swarna Rajagopalan regularly uses the translation of these standard shlokas to illustrate inclusive imaginings of peace. Share your favourite prayer for peace with us: peace.prajnya@gmail.com. SarveshaamSwastirbhavatu | … More #PoemsforPeace: Prayers for Peace

#PoemsforPeace: To the Indifferent Women, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

You cannot keep your small domestic peace Your little pool of undeveloped love, While the neglected, starved, unmothered world Struggles and fights for lack of mother’s care, And its tempestuous, bitter, broken life Beats in upon you in your selfish homes. This poem addresses women who are content to be absorbed by only the details … More #PoemsforPeace: To the Indifferent Women, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

#PoemsforPeace: Making Peace, by Denise Levertov

Making Peace by Denise Levertov A voice from the dark called out, ‘The poets must give us imagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiar imagination of disaster. Peace, not only the absence of war.’ But peace, like a poem, is not there ahead of itself, can’t be imagined before it is made, can’t be … More #PoemsforPeace: Making Peace, by Denise Levertov