The work attempts to make sense of the eternal problem of violence which has afflicted humanity all along. Literature on violence covers a wide specturm and broad range of issues related to it. The author splits the whole corpus of literature into five themes namely: Revolutionary Violence, Theorization of Violence, Religious Theories of Violence, Violence in Science and Society and And Non-violence. The work makes a significant contribution in compiling the works of philosophers and scholars who wrote or spoke about violence and its significance in the human society. It for the first time thematizes the problem and opens vistas for further research on the subject.
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