This book presents Shanti-Parva's peace-messages for consideration by everyone else. With the hope that plenty of purposeful discussion (with an open mind) will be held, to arrive at new proposals which can help bring world peace within the reach of humankind in the twenty-first century. Readers will discover that the peace-promoting messages of Shanti-Parva (when suitably interpreted) have universal appeal even today. These messages envisage the launching of a new peace-initiative, based on the explicit declaration of the Mahabharata verse 12.94.1 that says "wars cannot provide a satisfactory solution to any dispute", and incorporate several novel features which are summarized in the last chapter of this book. Review(s) About the Author(s) Dr. Satya P. Agarwal is a Social Scientist. His academic honours include five gold medals and numerous merit scholarships and research fellowships at various universities. The Governor of the State of Maryland conferred upon him "The Governor's Citation", in recognition of his pioneering books as also his contribution to social service. He is author of several books besides the present one which are widely acclaimed and appreciated by the discerning readers. Other honours conferred on him include: (i) Kunti Goyal International Award, (ii) Special Award of Manas Sangam and (iii) International Tulasi Award.