The Gandhi Experiment Book

A powerhouse of mindful activities and lessons for teachers, parents, youth leaders.




The book contains wonderful lessons for teenagers (and for us all), on global citizenship, non-violence, conflict resolution and thoughts for strategies to build a positive future. These are the courageous conversations we need to have right now!

Chapters include:

  • The Dinner Party to Save the World
  • The Best Forgiveness Role Play Ever
  • The Conundrum of Inner Listening
  • 'Almost Impossible Thoughts'
  • The Utopian Scale
  • Einstein's Theory of Why? Why? Why?
  • The 'Call it What it is' Theory of life.

The Gandhi Experiment is set to make positive change in our world!

Helping teenagers  understand themselves better and their role in this world, where change really does begin with 'me.'

The Gandhi Experiment Book



As talk of war and violence — all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against — gains prominence with every passing day, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

“The Gandhi Experiment” has been authored by Margaret Hepworth, a noted Gandhian scholar and peace educator. The book literally equips teachers and parents with tools and strategies for peace-building. It is an apt manual on teaching our teenagers to be global citizens by urging parents and teachers to experiment with peace and non-violence.

Hepworth’s drive and commitment for social justice have flourished through her teaching of almost 30 years and has now culminated into her workshops for both students and adults. Using this vast experience, the author combines concepts, techniques and practices to create activities that engage, provide equity and enable teenagers to make powerful and positive choices for a better tomorrow.

The book also deserves praise for its creative merit. While being a nonfiction title, it carefully mixes imagination to suit the minds of young students and in conveying, with utter subtlety, the many tools that teachers, parents and adults can use to impart Gandhi’s values to kids without boring them.

Consider the first chapter, for instance. It invites readers to an imagined dinner party where 13 people have gathered. The task at hand is to deliberate on how best to save the world. The discussion that follows is an eye-opener, with suggestions and tools that seem familiar as well as out of the box. The best part, however, is the fact that readers, as well as the people at the dinner table, are not being told what to think. Rather, they are being invited to think.

This holds true for the rest of the book as well. The author does not see her suggestions as the only means to reach the objective. Instead, she is urging people to think and contemplate on imparting such lessons to young children in a way that they deem fit.

But there are graver questions that the book sets out to answer. How are hate and fear created and what are we doing to build trust across the world’s divides?

Hepworth argues that we have enough people trying to create hate and fear in our societies. What we need to counter this phenomenon is an overwhelming desire among the majority to create hope and love.

Hepworth, in her own words, is a “peace educator” and she insists that if this term was as easily understood as an English or Science teacher, our world would have been a much better place than what it is today.

“The Gandhi Experiment” teaches teenagers global citizenship, conflict resolution, anger management, forgiveness and how to mould their thoughts for a more positive future.

Reminding the adults, teachers and parents — those who bear the responsibility to shape the future generation — that “education today is our society tomorrow”, Hepworth recommends the inclusion of peace lessons into our curricula. (IANS)

by Saket Suman


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What people are saying....

An excellent book with a purpose. This is for everyone who wants to bring the change and desire to see the change and believe that that day is not so far when people choose the path of non-violence over violence. The day when world peace is not a dream but a reality of the present.

This book is an excellent tool for teachers and educators to equip the young minds with a positive approach in their life, anger management, conflict resolution, and forgiveness. Parents can guide their child towards a better future by Gandhian ideologies.

A thought provoking read with mindful activities and lessons to teach teenagers global citizenship and take the responsibility of future in their hands and bring the change they want to see. You don’t need to be a teacher, educator or parent to read this book. As a reader, you got many things and life lessons to take out of it and bring a change within you.

Remember, change begins with you.

Click the buy button, it is not just a book, it’s more than that.

by Surabhi