Arun Gandhi was born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa.
At the age of twelve he was sent by his parents to India to live with his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi and take lessons from him. During this time he learned about the principles of nonviolence, which he continues to defend to this day.
Dr. Gandhi spent most of his adult life in India working as a journalist and bringing about social and economic change for the poor and minorities.
He founded -with his wife- the Center for Social Change, which transformed the lives of millions in villages in the western state of Maharashtra.
In 1987 he went to the United States and in 1991 he founded the Non-Violence Gandhi Institute, at the Christian Brothers University, Tennessee. In 2007 the institute moved to Rochester University in New York.
In 2008 he resigned from the institute to establish the Gaddy Institute of Global Education, with the mission of establishing basic education schools for the world’s poor children.
The books Mahatma Gandhi, On Life and The Gift of Anger are published by Dioptra.