Amandeep Vasishth is a physics teacher by profession and a researcher of History, Collective Psychology, different manifestations of faith, folk traditions of worship, temple architecture and a lot more. Inspired by the works of Shri Dharampal Ji, Amandeep Vasishth has immense interests in learning about various practices in pre colonial, colonial and post colonial Bharat, their evolution and theorization of the explanation of the same. Based out of Rohtak, Haryana, Amandeep Vasishth loves to delve into the process of historical transformation of various indigenous societies and writes and talks about the same too.
Ashish Kumar Gupta
Ashish Kumar Gupta has setup Jeevika Ashram and Studies Center at Indrana village near Jabalpur. Formerly a rural management executive, having studied from IRMA Anand, Ashish Kumar Gupta spent years with Shri Ravindra Sharma ji fondly known as Guruji at Adilabad and imbibed his narratives on topics mostly related to how beautifully the rural societies function, how do they think, what are their guiding principles. Among many social causes that Ashish Kumar Gupta is associated with, his chief focus is on transcribing and publishing Guruji’s works and inspired by the same, he also focuses on reorienting the Indian society to correct their self image and start to think and function on its own principles and methodologies.
Ashutosh Jani is learning about the rural societies by living with them in the Eastern part of Gujarat. Formerly an engineer from IIT Madras and having worked in education in the rural areas of Gujarat, Ashutosh along with his wife Sneha is interested in learning and documenting traditional knowledge systems and traditional crafts. Presently, they make clay and wooden sculptures, eco friendly homes and are learning and realizing the true sense of Bhaaratiyata and are working towards opening up more and more avenues for expression and sharing of experience based understanding emerged from the traditional rural societies.
Harsh Satya has keen academic interests in learning the socio economic and cultural practices in traditional rural as well as tribal societies. Harsh Satya holds a PhD on the topic – Towards Revitalizing Diversity: A Study of the Traditional Jajmāni System in India from IIIT Hyderabad under the able guidance of Late Prof Navjyoti Singh and Prof Rajeev Sangal. The thesis is dedicated to Guruji Shri Ravindra Sharma who introduced Harsh Satya to the beautiful world of Jajmāni systems. Apart from the noted dignitaries above, Harsh Satya has also been highly inspired by the Madhyastha Darshan philosophy as explained by Shri A. Nagaraj ji. Harsh Satya has been continuing his journey on the same path.
Jinan KB calls himself a victim of modern education, uprooted from one’s authentic beingness and cultural sensibilities. He has been living and working with sense literate people (the so called illiterates) to understand natural cognitive processes and how children/ adults learn in non-coercive, natural environments. Jinan has been studying the cognitive damages of modern schooling and also the biological roots of beauty and cognition at the university of life. Jinan exclaims to be struggling to undo the damages of a formal design education, engineering degree and schooling. At present he is involved in exploring how to reorganize our space so as to let children be and exploring how to undo the cognitive damages of schooling.
Pawan Kumar Gupta
Pawan Kumar Gupta is a thinker, educationist and more importantly a seeker. Having studied Gandhiji’s literature in detail, Pawan Kumar Gupta also published many of Dharampal ji’s literature unearthing the glorious state of pre British India, which is mostly unknown to the seemingly educated modern day Indian. Pawan Kumar Gupta is also a strong critic of modernity, for it alienates one from the reality and creates strong illusions. Having worked in detail in the fields of education, spirituality and authenticity with his organization named SIDH, he is presntly living an honest and authentic life and talks about the same.
Prabhakar Pandey is currently heading the Department of Alternative Education at Sanchi University of Buddhist Indic Studies. Born in Varanasi, he studied at Banaras Hindu University and SLBSRSV, New Delhi and is interested in looking at the historical Puranic stories with fresh perspectives by reading between the lines. Prabhakar Pandey is also keen on exploring the role of folklore in determining the thought process of the society, early child education and peace.
Prashanth V Kumar
Prashanth V Kumar has long been associated with Art of Living and has been one of the most important teachers of the organization. Having come in close contact with Guruji Shri Ravindra Sharma ji, Prashanth V Kumar has deeply studied various aspects from Bharatiyata perspective. Prashanth V Kumar has keen interests in temple architecture, traditional cooking, traditional arts and crafts, oral traditions of history telling (Jaati Purana), 49 Samskaras (there are 16 main Samskaras, but a total of 49), their relevance from the perspectives of local economy, Ayurveda, nature’s balance and many more. He has also been conducting workshops on these topics and has been writing about them for more than 15 years. Prashanth V Kiumar is also in the process of establishing a small Ashram under his recently formed Bharathiyata Anusandhan Kendra Trust outside Bengaluru.
Rajan Venkatesh is a new farmer and an old writer-researcher trying to combine the two interests at a farm at Sawantwadi in southern Maharashtra, near Goa. Earlier, he ran the experimental Bodhshala School at SIDH, Mussoorie; as means of exploring, understanding, what is relevant education and the havoc caused by modern schooling. Prior to that, he had the opportunity to observe the media closely, and he is keen to explore its relationship to distortions of modernity and the impending crisis of ‘development’. The issues addressed are important, relevant and useful for us to be able to transform into a humane society; he approaches them with that spirit of learning.
Rajiv Vora (D Lit Honoris Causa) withdrew from public debate, writing and speaking in 2002 to conduct experiment in nonviolence among radicalized youth in hard violent Naxalite insurgency area of tribal Bihar and in Jammu & Kashmir putting his own life to peril several times. Converted Naxalite Area Commanders with their large dedicated following, important radical youth leaders in Kashmir to nonviolence, created a strong constituency of nonviolence by using contemporaneous meaning of Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj.
Ravindra Kumar Pathak
Ravindra Kumar Pathak is a thinker, writer and social as well as spiritual activist based out of Bodh Gaya, Bihar. The areas of study that mainly attract Ravindra Kumar Pathak are Sanskrit and Pali literature, Yog, Ayurved, Traditional Water Management Systems, History, Culture, Tantra Vidya, Several traditional Knowledge Systems etc. He has authored / co – authored several books on these subjects and continues to guide his students and disciples to conduct further research on these issues. He has been actively involved in many domains including but not limited to healing, Yog, Water conservation, traditional education in the area of Magadh.
Rupesh Pandey is a known author / journalist and activist in Hindi literature and media. Rupesh Pandey has been fortunate to have spent quality time with Shri Dharampal Ji, Shri Rajiv Dixit Ji, Guruji Shri Ravindra Sharma Ji and many other noted thinkers and journalists concerned with Bhaarat and Bharatiyata. He has also been an avid reader of Gandhian literature, Sardar Patel and Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Presently Rupesh Pandey has been actively engaging himself in socio political cultural well being of the nation at large by writing several articles as well as books and he is based out of Varanasi.
सन् 1973 में मध्य प्रदेश के इंदौर में जन्म। चंडीगढ़, दिल्ली और देहरादून में स्कूली शिक्षा जो सन् 1991 में पूरी हुई। सन् 1996 में दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय से अंग्रेजी साहित्य में स्नातकोत्तर उत्तीर्ण। पहले दैनिक अखबारों में, फिर पाक्षिक और मासिक पत्रिकाओं में लेखन और संपादन। खेती-किसानी, विज्ञान और पर्यावरण, वन और जल प्रबंधन पर रिपोर्टिंग। राजनीति, खेल-कूद, मोटर वाहन, यात्रा-वृत्तांत आदि पर लेखन। देश और दुनिया घूमने के कई मौके मिले। दिल्ली में रह कर स्वतंत्र लेखन और संपादन करते हैं। तीन हिंदी पुस्तकें प्रकाशित हैं: जल थल मल (2016), एक था मोहन (2017), और बापू की पाती (2018)
Vaidya C. B. Desai
आचार्य मिथिलेशनन्दिनीशरण जी महाराज
धर्माचार्य, आध्यात्मिक- दार्शनिक विचारक
- प्राथमिक शिक्षा के उपरान्त गुरुकुल शिक्षा प्रणाली से शास्त्री (व्याकरण) सम्पूर्णानन्द संस्कृत विश्वविद्यालय, वाराणसी से आचार्य (धर्मशास्त्र) प्राप्त स्वर्णपदकत्रय
- अवध विश्वविद्यालय अयोध्या से परास्नातक (हिन्दी)
- केन्द्रीय विश्वविद्यालय, प्रयाग से डी. फिल्. उपाधि हेतु CRET के अन्तर्गत शोध
- आकाशवाणी, दूरदर्शन समेत विविध संचार माध्यमों पर धार्मिक, सांस्कृतिक, आध्यात्मिक एवं दार्शनिक संवाद हेतु सतत सक्रिय ।
- सनातन धर्म, भारतीयता और प्राच्य विद्याओं के संरक्षण-संवर्धन हेतु प्रतिबद्ध ।
- ‘युवा धर्म संसद’ और ‘उत्तिष्ठ भारत’ जैसे राष्ट्रव्यापी आयोजनों के द्वारा युवाओं के साथ संवादरत ।