8th Jaina Studies Workshop At SOAS London

Published: 30.01.2006
Updated: 04.03.2008

Dear Friends,

For your information, please find below the preliminary programme of the 8th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS, 23rd-24th March 2006. The conference will be opened with the 6th Annual Jain Lecture by Prof. Johannes Bronkhorst on 'Jainism, window on early India' to be followed by a reception. For further details please consult the website of the Centre of Jaina Studies.
Everyone is welcome!
Yours Peter Fluegel

8th Jaina Studies Workshop: Jainism and Society
School of Oriental and African Studies, 23rd-24th March 2006

Thursday 23rd March 2006, 18.00-19.30, Russell Square, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

The 6th Annual Jain Lecture
Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne)
Jainism, window on early India

Friday 24th March 2006, SOAS, 9.00, Russell Square, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Satya Ranjan Banerjee (University of Calcutta)
Jain society in the reigns of Jain kings

Robert J. Del Bonta (San Francisco)
From Herodotus to the late 18th century: Descriptions of unidentified Jainas

Peter Flügel (SOAS)
Jaina law and the Jaina community

Julia Hegewald (University of Heidelberg)
Domes, tombs and minarets: Islamic influences on Jaina architecture

Dharma Chandra Jain (University of Jodhpur)
The concept of society in Jainism

Ravindra K. Jain (JNU, New Delhi)
Religious response to social unrest: The rise of the Kanji Svami Panth in contemporary Jainism

Sushil Jain (Assumption University, Windsor/Ontario)
Jaina contribution to the science of polity with respect to Somadeva's Nitivakyamtam

Kornelius Krümpelmann (University of Münster)?
The Sthanangasutra: An encyclopaedic text of the Svetambara canon

Werner Menski (SOAS)
Jainism as natural law

Hampa Padmanabaiah Nagarajaiah (University of Bangalore)
The concept of Shastradana in Jainism: Socio-cultural dimensions

Ulrich Oberdiek (Freiburg)
Caste identity of the Agravals in an Uttaranchal market town

Jitendra B. Shah (L.D. Institute of Indology Ahmedabad)
Jain Societies in Ahmedabad

Anne Vallely (University of Ottawa)
You are what you eat: Negotiations of identity among contemporary Jains


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  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bangalore
  3. Calcutta
  4. Centre Of Jaina Studies
  5. Delhi
  6. Dharma
  7. Dr. Anne Vallely
  8. Dr. Fluegel
  9. Dr. Robert J. Del Bonta
  10. Hampa Padmanabaiah Nagarajaiah
  11. Heidelberg
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  13. Jaina
  14. Jaina Studies Workshop At SOAS
  15. Jainism
  16. Jodhpur
  17. Julia Hegewald
  18. Kanji Svami
  19. L.D. Institute Of Indology
  20. New Delhi
  21. Ottawa
  22. Prof. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst
  23. Russell
  24. SOAS
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  26. Satya Ranjan Banerjee
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