Peace Prints, a biannual South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, is published by WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict management and Peace), an initiative of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama, New Delhi. Providing a space for research on issues that lie at the intersection of gender, conflict, peace and security, the journal serves as a resource for practitioners ad scholars working in the field of peacebuilding in the South Asian Region.

Peace Prints, Vol. 2, No. 2: Spring 2008
Vol. 1, No. 1: Spring 2008

Peace Prints, Vol. 2, No. 1: Summer 2009
Vol. 2, No. 1: Summer 2009

Peace Prints, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2010
Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2010

Peace Prints, Vol.3, No.2: Winter 2010
Vol.3, No.2: Winter 2010
Peace Prints, Vol.4, No.1: Summer 2012
Vol.4, No.1: Summer 2012
Peace Prints, Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 2012
Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 2012

Inaugural Issue: Strategic Peacebuilding – State of the Field   

Vol. 1, No. 1: Spring 2008

Editorial | Ms. Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen  view article

  • Howard Zehr: Doing Justice, Healing Trauma: The Role of Restorative Justice in Peacebuilding view article
  • Kevin Kester: Developing Peace Education Programs: Beyond Ethnocentrism and Violence view article
  • Saira Yamin: Understanding Religious Identity and the Causes of Religious Violence view article
  • Swarna Rajagopalan: Reconciliation in the Indian Epics view article
  • Alpana Kishore: “Who will tell them this land belongs to your father when I die?” A Journey through Kashmir’s Landscape of Dislocation view article
  • Eirene Chen and Mariam Jalalzada: Gender and Community Peacebuilding in Rural Afghanistan view article
  • Priya Parker: Reconciliation in Gujarat view article
  • Leszek A. Cwik: Football as a Tool for Peacebuilding view article
  • Ken Booth and Nicolas J. Wheeler: The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation and Trust in World Politics view article
  • Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Michelle Antonette Baxter: Texts and Contexts: Attitudes of Teachers in India and Pakistan view article

annaConsulting Editor | Ms. Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen is Second Secretary at the Embassy of Finland, New Delhi. Her responsibilities at the Embassy include the follow-up of Indian political affairs, development questions, press and cultural affairs as well as the follow-up of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Ms. Heikkinen has been serving at the Finnish Embassy in Delhi since June 2004. In August 2008, she will move on to her next posting in Moscow.

Education and Peacebuilding: Perspectives from the Field 

Vol. 2, No. 1: Summer 2009

Editorial | Lisa Schirch: Strategic Peacebuilding – State of the Field  view article

  • S. P. Udayakumar: Peace Education in India: A Proposal view article
  • Shweta Singh: Education for Peace: Kaleidoscopic Musings view article
  • Meenakshi Gopinath: Weaving the Web of Understanding: Education and Coexistence view article
  • Zahid Shahab Ahmed: Madarsa Education in the Pakistani Context: Challenges, Reforms and Future
    Directions view article
  • Kevin Kester and Brigid Glustein: Linking Gender and Race in Peace Education: Pedagogies to Address Difference in the Classroom view article
  • Heather Millhouse: The Palace of Peace view article
  • Jennifer Batton: Peace and Conflict Education Around the Globe view article
  • Jyoti Bose: Education and the Architecture of an Inclusive Society view article
  • Ankita Pandey: Civil Paths to Peace: Report of the Commomwealth Commission on Respect and
    Understanding Published by Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 2007 view article

schirchlConsulting Editor | Lisa Schirch is a Professor of Peacebuilding at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. A former Fulbright Fellow in East and West Africa, Schirch has worked in over 20 countries with communities and government leaders to build peace and security. She is the Program Director of the 3D Security Initiative at to help make the links between community level peacebuilding work with think tanks, members of Congress, State Department, Department of Defense, USAID, and others who shape U.S. foreign policy. She holds a B.A. in International Relations, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, USA. Schirch is the author of five books on peacebuilding and conflict prevention, including The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding, Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding and, Women in Peacebuilding Resource and Training Manual: Part 1 and Part 2.

Gender, Peace and Conflict

Vol. 3, No. 1: Spring 2010

Editorial | Sumona Dasgupta view article

  • Mari Fitzduff: Women and War in Northern Ireland – A Slow Growth to Power view article
  • Nadera Shalhoub- Kevorkian: Palestinian Women and the Politics of Invisibility: Towards a Feminist Methodology view article
  • Rita Manchanda: Women’s Question In Nepal’s Democratic Post Conflict Transition : Towards A Policy Research Agenda view article
  • Deepti Priya Mehrotra: Irom Sharmila’s Protest Fast:`Women’s Wars’ Gandhian Non-Violence And Anti-Militarisation Struggles view article
  • Swarna Rajagopalan: Gender Violence, Conflict, Internal Displacement And Peacebuilding view article
  • Judith Large: The Restructuring Of Masculinities As A Dynamic In War And Peace view article
  • Brandon Hamber: Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay view article
  • Meenakshi Chhabra (India) & Anila Asghar (Pakistan): Applying The Interactive Problem-Solving Approach : A Workshop Between Indian And Pakistani Women view article
  • Emma Dorothy Reinhardt: Building Safe Communities Through Story-Sharing view article
  • Gender, Violent Canflict and Development: Dubravka Zarkov (ED) Review: Manjrika Sewak view article


Identities in Conflict  

Vol. 3, No. 2: Winter 2010

Editorial | Sumona DasGupta view article

  • Louis Kriesberg: Identity Issues view article
  • Gurpreet Mahajan: Responding to Identity Conflicts: Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Peaceful Co Existence view article
  • Anuradha M. Chenoy: Identity Politics and Feminist Praxis view article
  • Meghna Guhathakurta: Cartographic Anxieties, Identity Politics and the Imperatives of
    Bangladesh Foreign Policy view article
  • Samir Kumar Das: ‘People without Shadows’: Ethnographic Reflections on Identity and Justice in Contemporary India view article
  • Asha Titus: Gujarat 2002 – The Politics of Polarization: A Sociological Perspective view article
  • Vasu Gounden:Reflections on Identity Conflicts and Nation Building in Contemporary South Africa view article
  • Aswini K Ray: National Identity and Regional Autonomy in South Asia: the case of Jammu and Kashmir view article
  • Identity Politics in Jammu and Kashmir: Rekha Chowdhury (ed.)|Review: Navanita Sinha view article


Forced Migration and Displacement  

Vol. 4. No. 1: Summer 2012

Editorial | Dr. Paula Banerjee, Guest Editor view article

  • Ranabir Samaddar: Forced Migration: State of the Field view article
  • Asha Hans: Of Displacement and Gendered Spaces: A Note view article
  • Bina Srinivasan: The Taming of a River: Gender, Displacement and Resistance in Anti-Dam
    Movements view article
  • Nasreen Chowdhory : Assessing “Belonging” and Claims of “Home” among Refugees: A Note on
    Repatriation in South Asia view article
  • Sheena Kumari: Burmese Refugee Women in India: Victims and Agents of Empowerment
    view article
  • Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury: Trafficking of Women and the Crisis of Identity view article
  • Kamini Karlekar: Christmas in Polokwane view article
  • Jeevan Thiagarajah: Internal Displacement and the National Approaches of Countries of South
    Asia: Sri Lanka view article
  • Anwesha SenGupta: Looking Back at Partition and Women: A Factsheet view article
  • Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher and James Milner: UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection: Ipshita Ghosh view article

paulaGuest Editor Paula Banerjee is currently Associate Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, and affiliated with the Women’s Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta. An author of numerous works on gender and conflict, Dr. Banerjee’s latest books include Women in Indian Borderlands (2011, Sage), which she has co-edited with Anusua Basu Ray Chaudhury and Women in Peace Politics (2008, Sage). Dr. Banerjee was granted a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, USA, and has worked previously as Lecturer in History, Sarojini Naidu College for Women, University of Calcutta and has been a WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Fellow and Visiting Professor, University of Paris.


Building Peace between India and Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges  

Vol. 4. No. 2: Winter 2012

Editorial | Manjrika Sewak, Guest Editor view article

  • Meenakshi Gopinath: Processing Peace: To Speak in a Different Voice view article
  • Rizwan Zeb: Peace brew-ha-ha all over again? India and the Peace Process view article
    view article
  • B. G. Verghese: The Road to Reconciliation with Pakistan: Sifting Causes from Consequences view article
  • Saeed Ahmed Rid: Kashmir: the Prisoner’s Dilemma for India and Pakistan view article
  • Manish Vaid & Tridivesh Singh Maini: Indo-Pak Water Disputes: Time for Fresh Approaches
    view article
  • Anam Zakaria: Exchange for Change: A Study of Micro-level Conflict Resolution Initiatives
    between Pakistani and Indian School Students view article
  • Afsheen Naz: Political Dominance or Economic Gains: A Case Study of India-Pakistan Trade
    and Perceptions of the People of Pakistan view article
  • Bani Gill: Border Dialogues view article
  • Nicholas J. Wheeler: Trust-Building in International Relations view article
  • Anisha Kinra and Seema Sridhar: First Steps & Giant Leaps view article view article
  • Saloni Kapur: Violence, Theory and the Subject of International Politics: A Derridian Analysis
    of the Partition of India view article
  • Ashutosh Misra & Michael E. Clarke, eds.: Pakistan’s Stability Paradox: Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions: Ajit Kumar Jha view article


Disclaimer | The views expressed in Peace Prints are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect those of WISCOMP or the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama, nor are they endorsed by them.

The Wiscomp Team

Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath | Dr. Sumona DasGupta | Ms. Manjrika Sewak | Ms. Seema KakranMs. Navanita SinhaMs. Priyanka Singh

WISCOMP is grateful to the Embassy of Finland, New Delhi, for its support to this project.