Students, representing various religions, hold placards as they pray for peace on eve of Christmas in Jodhpur, Rajasthan-PTI

Students, representing various religions, hold placards as they pray for peace on eve of Christmas in Jodhpur, Rajasthan-PTI

Students, representing various religions, hold placards as they pray for peace on eve of Christmas in Jodhpur, Rajasthan-PTI

The sanctioned violence and rape within marriage in many cultures limits the possibilities of consolidating a democratic society with just and egalitarian values.

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at a conference on education at the Bengaluru ashram of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.