Professor Bishnu Pathak, Ph.D.
GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony/Nonviolence in Asia
GHA book "Global Peace Science" coauthor:
https://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf (127-134 p)
by his article: “Johan Galtung’s Conflict Transformation Theory for Peaceful World:
Top and Ceiling of Traditional Peacemaking”
Address: Kathmandu, Nepal
Web: Under Construction
Personal page: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=910
Date of birth: 08/06/1965
Doctor of Philosophy on Conflict Management and Human Rights (1998-2004), Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Master's Degree (Master of Arts) (1992-1995), Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
(a) Father’s Name: Mr. Dhanpati Pathak
Age: Died in 89 years (August 25, 2015)
Profession: Rural Farmer
(b) Mother’s Name: Ms. Ambika Devi Pathak
Age: Died in 86 years (January 9, 2013)
Profession: Rural Farmer
(c)Lesson learnt from parents: “Not to be a great man; but honest one”
Marital Status: married
Wife Name: Ms. Mina Pathak
Age: 47 (February 28, 1972)
Profession: Rural Farmer
Education: Under Graduate
Children: Two sons
(a) Name: Bimip Pathak
Age: 23 (January 15, 1996)
Education: Studying Alternative Energy Engineering, Germany
(b) Name: Bimish Pathak
Age: 21 (July 25, 1997)
Education: Studying International Trade, China
Hobbies: Innovative findings through researching, writings and teachings; travel etc.
(a)Vice-President, Global Harmony Association (GHA)
(b)Board Member, TRANSCEND Peace University
(c)Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Center: (Web address under constriction)
(d)Senior Peace, Security and Human Rights Expert, Wikistrat
(e)Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Social Science Research
(f)Executive Member, Worldwide Peace Organization
(g)Regional Convener, TRANSCEND International
(h)Advisory Board Member, Journal of Internal Displacement
Mr. Bishnu Pathak has been done Doctor of Philosophy in interdisciplinary Human Rights and Conflict Management dimension in 2004 and has been working as a Professor of Human Security and Transitional Justice Studies.
Dr. Pathak had started his professional carrier as a Human Rights Researcher from INHURED International, Kathmandu in 1991. He was selected as a Guest Researcher at the Danish Centre for Human Rights, Copenhagen in 1999 where he worked for 18 months. He led the team and completed the Report on Security Risk Assessment at Transboundary “Sacred Himalayan Landscape” on the support of the Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany in August 2014. In 2013, he led a team to explore the methods for Process Documentation Research on Interfaith Peacebuilding Project under the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) which is published by Faculty of ORT Technical Institute, USA in 2017.
Together with a 4-member international team for the Evaluation of International Support to the Peace Process in Nepal (2006-2012), Professor Pathak worked as a Senior Peace, Security and Human Rights Expert from January 2012 to September 2013 on the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. This Evaluation focused on the contributions made by Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, UK and Norway.
Transnational Professor Pathak had been working as a Senior Commissioner at the Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) for the sake of truth, justice and reparation to the victims for dignified lives. He is the author over 100 international publications including Generations of Transitional Justice in the World (2019) and Nepal’s 2008 Constituent Assembly Elections: Converting Bullets to Ballots, East-West Center Bulletin. His book Politics of People’s War and Human Rights in Nepal (2005) is a widely circulated volume. Many of his phenomenal papers and books are incorporated as references in many Universities across the globe.
Professor Pathak was involved to provide training to the Nepalese former combatants on DDR-SSR practicing in the Post-Conflict countries in the World; norms, values and principles of Human Rights; and Democratization Process in Nepal. Besides, he has been involving on Civil-Military Relations, Conflict Management, Military (Re)Integration, Human Rights, Federalism and Transitional Justice to the senior security personnel and senior civil servants.
Transdisciplinary Professor Pathak is committed to continue his exceptional contributions to societies through unwavering teachings, researching and writings for the universal social betterment. His entire works advocate for a world without war to ensure safety of children, men and women in schools, homes and jobs. His prime thrust is to liberate the people from injustice, inequity, indignity, insecurity, intolerance, inharmony and inhibition, which are found widespread in the society. Professor Pathak firmly believes that injustice happened anywhere is a struggle to justice everywhere.
Arduous Professor Pathak is the creator of the Peace-Conflict Lifecycle. Mr. Pathak has been nominating for Nobel Peace Prize each year for his innovation of Peace-Conflict Lifecycle since 2013 (see, Annex-I).
Publications, the most important:
1.Pathak, Bishnu. (2005). Politics of People’s War and Human Rights in Nepal. Kathmandu: BIMIPA Publications.
2.Pathak, Bishnu. (July 25, 2019). “Generations of Transitional Justice in the World”. Advances in Social Sciences ResearchJournal. Vol.6,No.7.
3.Pathak, Bishnu. (2017). "Process Documentation of Interfaith Peacebuilding Cycle: A Case Study from Nepal". Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age. Skokie: Faculty of ORT Technical Institute.
4.Pathak, Bishnu. (2017). "A Comparative Study of World's Truth Commissions: From Madness to Hope". World Journal of Social Science Research. Vol. 4, No. 3.
5.Pathak, Bishnu. (2017). Transformative Harmony and Inharmony in Nepal's Lost Transition. Delhi: Studera Press.
6.Pathak, Bishnu. (2016). "World's Disappearance Commissions: An Inhumanious Quest for Truth". World Journal of Social Science Research. Vol. 3, No. 3.
Transformation of War Politics to Politics of Nonviolence
REVIEWS, 16 Mar 2020
Prof. Bishnu Pathak – TRANSCEND Media Service
Review of a Book on Gandhica:
12 Mar 2020 – The book Gandhica focuses on Mahatma Gandhi’s ideal for the science of nonviolence. The book particularly advocates for spherons, partons and Tetranet Thinking as a principal new scientific interpretation and the fundamental social rationale.
Gandhica is one step up for global peace and harmony through the means of nonviolence. Nonviolence is a substantively new nonviolent thinking. Nonviolence is the law for normal-regular life. Gandhi says, “Nonviolence which belongs to harmony, peace, truth, love, justice, equality, fraternity is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind”. The adoption of nonviolence is no less than the works of heroism. Therefore, spherons are actors, causes and sources of nonviolence. Gandhica has been system intelligence on the course of rescuing from world ecocide as well as genocide through the means of nonviolence spherons or Varna as Gandhi rejected the caste, but recognized the Varna.
Gandhica describes the fundamental scientific discovery of a new social reality spherons, spheral classes of the population employed in the spheres of social production. Spherons are Gandhi’s greatest force of nonviolence as the genome and actors of the structural peace from harmony of the social production and employment of humanity. Spherons are the noospheral structures of humankind: the sources of energy of nonviolence as the greatest force in the hands of mankind (Gandhi); able to end the war before the war ends humanity (John Kennedy) and shift the arms race into a peace race (Martin Luther King Jr.).
Gandhica has expressed the reality of the theoretical and empirical fundamental tools for mastering the Gandhi’s “greatest force of nonviolence, which is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction” devised by the ingenuity of man. It also pronounces Einstein’s nonviolence manner of thinking which in recent years mentions a common, fundamental and peacemaking societal platform of spherons. Spherons define the large group of people classes covering the population: who are employed in the four spheres: sociosphere, infosphere, orgsphere and technosphere in social production. Spherons are the center of their sociocybernetic genome. Spherons and their statistics are inseparable from each other as the two sides of the same coin.
The book also focuses on the parts of spherons which are called partons. It clearly defines “Partons are the private groups and classes of people employed in various sectors of public activity and constituting the certain branch parts of Spherons”. Partons are historically transient, temporary, stochastic and entropic. They are the inner boundary of spherons, their mediation and explanation. The dialectics of spherons/partons explain the deep societal causes and sources of social structures, functions and states: peace and war, violence and nonviolence, equality and inequality, justice and injustice, stability and variability, extinction/survival and among others similar to harmony and disharmony (inharmony). Spherons/partons are learned and scientifically explained in the Gandhian law of social nonviolence as the fundamental law of any social being. The harmony of spherons ensures the life of a society which is constantly violated by the ruling partons and their dominant elites. They, in turn, are overcome by new, more harmonious partons, their communities and elites as an endless phenomenon similar to the ecosystem. The emerging harmonious Gandhian nonviolent civilization of the 21st century is able to overcome the status of global militarism through the healing structural harmony of spherons in their fraternal love and peaceful coexistence.
Spherons in the book outline the semantic space unfolding in the noospheral nature which is controlled by the sociocybernetic Gandhian nonviolent Tetranet Thinking (TT). The TT elucidates survival and prosperity of humanity and human first transforming wars and militarism towards ensuring the fundamental right to life, peace, harmony and nonviolence. It exists within the framework of the Gandhian law of nonviolence universal life. The TT is substantively a new manner of thinking that has emerged through its own processes: production, distribution, exchange and contribution. Thus, it has its own interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary toolkit. It is mastering the most multifaceted systemic laws of self-organization of society among in which the Gandhian law of nonviolence plays a decisive role in the evolution, structure of survival and sustainable development of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century. The TT is a powerful integrator of human consciousness and integrity of its ontology and epistemology in duplex/tetrad measurement, structural modelling and system design. In regards of the TT, the Global Harmony Association went through several preliminary stages of its comprehension and attempts which are: Magna Carta of Harmony, Harmonious Civilization, The ABC of Harmony, Global Peace Science and The Great Peace Charter XXI.
The book proposes a gradual transformation of the structural domain of power and democratic management and governance. The book urges to restore a distinctive essential pillar for eternal peace and harmony in the world. It describes the ways to transform armed conflict or violence and destruction into the zones of nonviolence for the prosperity and development of human beings. It illustrates social cohesion in societal classes of a larger population. And, the book has been an idea of a condominium for nonviolence (ie, peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding) that unprecedently led the salvatory achievement for human security to all living beings.
The book has precisely observed and analyzed the several patterns of nonviolence as new humankind thinking for the fundamentals of the peace-and-lovemaking globe. Nonviolence creates harmonious existence in all classes in communities, which exists as the first law of human lives. Global peace today is scientific knowledge of the new reality of non-violence and a substantial way forward for civilization. Nonviolence is the greatest art of peace and prosperity for being harmless to self and others in any condition. Nonviolence practically concedes human security that comes for not to hurt people, creatures and the environment. Moreover, it covers moral, spiritual, religious and philosophical principles. It cannot be achieved within traditional violent and autocratic-militaristic cultural-mindset power-holders, power-hunters, power-seekers and power-purchasers. It is against the crimes committed including genocide and ecocide. It teaches cosmic law and order, i.e., duties, rights, conduct, laws, virtues and right way of living similar to the teachings of Lord Buddha, who was born in Nepal. Nonviolence is a substantially new way of thinking that transforms triangular conflict by peaceful political measures.
Gandhica is the 9th book of the Global Harmony Association (GHA) during the last 14 years of its establishment. It has been published by the contributors of over 80 world’s noted coauthors comprising political leaders, peace-harmony academia and Nobel Peace laureates from 25 countries which were led by Professor Leo Semashko, the pioneer of global harmony and the Founder of the GHA. It would further be appreciated if the coauthors could have included more references (of books) in their texts.
This amazing book is a must-read for all (social scientists to politicians, public figures, academia-researchers, policy-change makers, harmony searchers, peace-seekers, peacemakers and peacebuilders) who have a deep interest in conflict transformation by peaceful means. Therefore, Gandhica shall be the most powerful weapon to transform (change) war politics into the politics of nonviolence in future.
Bishnu Pathak is a Ph.D. holder in Conflict Management and Human Rights, and president and director of the Conflict Study Center. He is a Board Member of TRANSCEND International for Nepal and also a BM of the TRANSCEND Peace University. Besides writing the book Politics of People’s War and Human Rights in Nepal, he has published a number of research articles on issues related to Human Rights, UN, Security, Peace, Civil-Military Relations, Community Policing, and Federalism. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, he had been working as a former senior commissioner at the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), Nepal from February 2015-April 2019. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Leo and Colleagues;
Greetings from Nepal!
Please link in https://www.transcend.org/tms/2020/03/transformation-of-war-politics-to-politics-of-nonviolence/ book review of Gandhica, published my TMS, just now.
Your comments are highly appreciated.