(KRISHNAMURTI SI) Editorial - Education for Transformation: The Work of J. Krishnamurti


  • Ashwani Kumar


Perspectives and Practices for Holistic and Transformative Education:

A Special Issue on the Philosopher and Educator J. Krishnamurti


This special issue offers an exploration of Krishnamurti’s philosophy of education and life. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) is one of the most highly regarded philosophers, educators, and institution builders of the twentieth century. He was born in South India and was adopted by Annie Besant (the then President of the Theosophical Society) when he was only 14. The theosophists believed that he would be the next World Teacher who would help resolve the conflicts and problems that plagued the earth. While outwardly Krishnamurti was being groomed according to theosophical ideals, deep down he was questioning the tendency to have faith in belief, hierarchy, and authority (Jayakar, 1986; Lutyens, 1990). In his late 20s and early 30s, Krishnamurti went through a psychological and spiritual change, and ultimately distanced himself from the Theosophical Society...