Priyankar Upadhyaya

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  • Priyankar Upadhyaya is Professor of Peace Studies and Director, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research at the Banaras Hindu University. He has served as the Adjunct/Visiting Professor at various universities in Europe and North America and has authored/co-authored several books and research articles in reputed international journals.

    Building Peace through Education and Culture: Evolving UN Perspectives

    On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), this Essay explores the world body’s progress in the field of education and culture. It highlights the evolving role of UN entities in setting a progressive agenda for transformative education and the culture of peace, the twin vectors of peacebuilding. The emergent concept of ‘sustaining peace’ within the framework of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ once again reveals the dynamic prioritisation of the UN in this area.

    September-October 2020

    Peace and Conflict: Reflections on Indian Thinking

    The Indian culture and civilization embodies a unique blend of peace and conflict trajectories. This historical legacy has indubitably moulded the course of our policy and action. However, there are aspects which are queried and contested. For instance, how do we reconcile the ambiguities and opposing claims on peacefulness in Indian lineage? The paper reflects afresh on some of these lingering contestations and decodes the historical transferences in the subcontinental thinking and popular imagination.

    January 2009