Rajmohan Gandhi is currently a Research Professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Associated with IofC since 1956, Rajmohan has been engaged for half a century in efforts for trust-building, reconciliation and democracy and in battles against corruption and inequalities. In the 1960s and early 1970s, he played a leading role in establishing Asia Plateau, the IofC conference and training centre of in India. During India’s 1975-77 Emergency, he was active for democratic rights personally and through editing the weekly journal Himmat, published in Bombay from 1964 to 1981. As a member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament) from 1990-92, Rajmohan led the Indian delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 1990.
He is a well-published author. His comprehensive biography of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas – a true story of a man, his people and an empire, was published late 2006 to critical acclaim. He has also written several other biographies, including one of his maternal grandfather, C. Rajagopalachari, the first Governor of independent India. In 2004 he received the International Humanitarian Award (Human Rights) from the City of Champaign, and in 1997 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Calgary (Canada) and an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Obirin University, Tokyo. He currently also serves as a Jury Member, Nuremberg International Human Rights Award, and Co-chair, Centre for Dialogue & Reconciliation, Gurgaon, India. In 2010, Rajmohan embarked on a 6-month Voyage of Dialogue and Discovery to 15 countries to listen and support local IofC teams. Rajmohan is married to Usha. They have two children, Supriya and Devadatta.