Posted: 28.03.2015
 
Equality And Diversity Office: SOAS - University of London Date: 30 March 2015 Time: 12:00 AM Venue: Brunei Gallery For the 4th year in a row, SOAS, University of London will be hosting the COEXIST Interfaith Music Festival in its Brunei Gallery all day (10am - 9pm) on Monday, 30 March 2015. Over 20 artists and groups from a variety of faith and interfaith backgrounds are expected to share their music and...
Posted: 19.03.2015
 
Prof. Dr. Lothar Lutze, Emeritus Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, passed away on the night of 4 March in Berlin, in the presence of his family. Lothar Lutze (born on September 7th 1927) taught at the SAI from 1965 to 1992. He was a passionate lover of literature, and widely recognized as a translator of modern literature in Hindi, Bengali, and other South Asian Languages. Lothar Lutze...
Posted: 18.03.2015
By Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 3 (2015) 1-19 Abstract In the classical framework of Indian philosophy, the different schools of thought agree on the fact that the correctness of an inference relies on a special necessary relation standing between the evidence-property and the target-property. In this framework, there is a controversy between Buddhist and Jain philosophers...
Posted: 17.03.2015
By Dipak Jadhav
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 2 (2015) 1-21 Abstract This paper brings the formula d = S ÷ n²k into light and discusses its various aspects including its context in Jaina philosophy. It was set forth and utilized by Nemicandra (c. 981) in the Gommaṭasāra (Karmakāṇḍa) in order to demonstrate the lower-thought-activity ( adhaḥ pravṛtta karaṇa ). The...
Posted: 13.03.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop - Jaina Tantra 19th century Image of an apsarāḥ, Śāntinātha Jaina Mandira, Cūru/Rajasthan (Photo: P.F. 2014) Date: 20 March 2015 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 20 March 2015 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Workshop Registration This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required. Online Registration Programme Time...
Posted: 13.03.2015
 
15th Annual Jaina Lecture 19th century Image of an apsarāḥ, Śāntinātha Jaina Mandira, Cūru/Rajasthan (Photo: P.F. 2014) The Jaina Appropriation and Adaptation of Śaiva Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s Nirvāṇakalikā Professor Alexis Sanderson (All Souls, Oxford University) Date: 19 March 2015 Time: 6:00 PM Finishes: 19 March 2015 Time: 9:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery...
Posted: 04.03.2015
By Ruth Satinsky
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015) 1-24 Abstract Willibald Kirfel (1920/1990), in his major study of Indian cosmology, Die Kosmographie der Inder nach den Quellen dargestellt, compares the Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina cosmological systems, and concludes that the early Brahmanical cosmology forms the basis of the later cosmology found in the epics and Purāṇas, and...
Posted: 17.02.2015
 
Jaina Studies at Ghent University Events 17th Jaina Studies Worskhop, on Jaina Tantra , SOAS, London, 19-20th March 2015 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion , João Pessoa, Brazil, 1-5th April 2015 Marie-Hélène Gorisse to present "Logic and the rational legitimization of religious claims in Jainism: The case-study of Gu ṇ aratna's refutation of Hindu theses" Yale Jain Graduate Conference , Yale,...
Posted: 17.02.2015
By Dr. Eva De Clercq
On Jaina Apabhraṃśa Praśastis.pdf
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Luitgard Soni
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 10, No. 2 (2014) 1-14 Abstract The article focuses on two modes of dying described in the Mūlārādhanā and illustrated by respective stories in the Bṛhat-Kathākośa: the death by renouncing food and drink and the death by killing oneself. Special reference is given to the telling of the stories in the process of 'assisted death' where the...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Shubha Majumder
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 10, No. 1 (2014) 1-32 Abstract Rāḍha, an important geo-cultural unit of ancient Bengal, was closely associated with the development of different religious traditions. Jainism, which is one of the ancient religions of India, has strong associations with the settlement parameters of this geo-cultural unit from a very early time. The present article...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Prof. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 1 (2013) 1-11 Abstract Ājīvikism, a vanished Indian religion, has been admirably studied by A. L. Basham in his 1951 monograph. Since then, a renewed study of the existing evidence has led to an improved understanding of this religion. New evidence, moreover, has shown that this religion remained intellectually active and influential at least...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Paul Dundas
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 2 (2013) 1-47 Abstract The Śvetāmbara teacher Hemacandra Maladhārin (eleventh-twelfth century) is often confused with his near contemporary Hemacandra Kalikālasarvajña. This paper analyses the sources describing his life and works and goes on to focus upon his Prakrit verse collection, the Upadeśamālā , and his autocommentary, the...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Ulrich Timme Kragh
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 3 (2013) 1-53 Abstract The article critically discusses the underlying principles for the writing of literary history. It rejects a universalized model and proposes a new approach of "localized literary history" that is theoretically rooted in metahistorical concepts of "textory" and "sub-text". The method takes its starting point in local...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Fabien Schang
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 4 (2013) 1-25 Abstract The Jain saptabhaṅgī is well-known for its general stance of non-one-sidedness. After a number of debates about the occurrence of contradictory sentences inside the so-called "Jain logic", three main theses are presented in the following: the saptabhaṅgī is a theory of judgment giving an exhaustive list of possible...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Prof. Dr. Phyllis Granoff
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 5 (2013) 1-21 Abstract The Yuktiprabodha of the Śvetāmbara monk Meghavijaya engages the views of Bāṇārasīdās and the adhyātma movement on a number of issues. This paper explores their debate about whether or not it was appropriate to adorn images of the Jina. Bāṇārasīdās argued emphatically that adorning the image did violence to...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By John E. Cort
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 7 (2013) 1-50 Abstract The springtime festival of Holī has long posed a problem for Jains. Jain ideologues have criticized the celebration of Holī as contravening several key Jain ethical virtues. In response, Digambar Jain poets developed a genre of Holī songs that transformed the elements of Holī into a complex spiritual allegory, and...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Jayandra Soni
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 8 (2013) 1-13 Abstract In dealing with the history of Jaina philosophical speculation after the age of the Āgamas, K. K. Dixit in his now well-known 1971 work Jaina Ontology (pp. 88–164) conveniently divides the specu­lations into three stages which he calls the “Ages of Logic”. It is Prabhācandra, one of the thinkers of the third stage...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Ellen Gough
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 8, No. 1 (2012) 1-47 Abstract While scholarship has paid little attention to Śaiva/Śākta and Jain interactions in the medieval period, Śaivas seem to have exerted great influence on Jain ritual culture, bringing lasting changes to Jain worship practices. This article discusses the historical development of two aspects of Jain ritual that may have...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Elena Karatchkova
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 8, No. 2 (2012) 1-25 Abstract This paper analyzes an oral tradition (recorded during field research), which explains the circumstances of religious conversion of a temple in Āmber – the former capital of Jaipur kingdom in Rājasthān. The Śaiva temple, today referred to locally as “Saṅghī Jhūṅthārāmjī kā mandir”, was originally the...
Posted: 28.11.2014
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology 27th Summer School in Prakrit Language & Literature , Pdf:
Posted: 10.06.2014
 
Namaste! This is my immense pleasure to inform you that the 16 th World Sanskrit Conference would be organised and hosted by Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University in 2015 (June 28-July 02) in collaboration with International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) . This Conference which attracts scholars from various fields related to Sanskrit throughout the world, offers the largest academic platform...
Posted: 23.05.2014
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Invitation for the Inaugural function of the 26th All India Summer School on Prakrit Language and Literature 2014 which is being organized at this institute for three weeks . We shall be obliged if you kindly grace the occasion by your presence. Yours sincerely, Prof. Phool Chand Jain Premi Director (Academic) B.L. Institute of Indology Invitation: 2014.05.25...
Posted: 17.04.2014
 
Jaina Studies at Ghent University North Indian Digambara Jainism (13th-17th century): The Age of the Bhaṭṭārakas Research project funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (2012-2016) From at least the thirteenth century onwards to the late 19th century we find only scattered references to the naked, peripatetic male ascetics ( Munis ) which now seem so emblematic for the Digambara Jaina tradition. For...
Posted: 31.03.2014
 
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London
Posted: 27.02.2014
 
16th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 Book of Abstracts: Phases 1-4 Type Biographic Verses in the Āvaśyaka-Niryukti as the Main Sources...
Posted: 21.02.2014
 
SOAS Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Workshop The full day workshop follows on from the lecture by Dr Saryu Doshi (Mumbai) Book of Abstracts Book of...
Posted: 21.02.2014
 
SOAS Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 The Migration of Art Styles: The Jaina Pañcakalyāṇaka Scroll of Ṛṣabha Lecturer: Dr Saryu Doshi (Mumbai) Date: 20 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Finishes: 20 March 2014 Time: 9:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event:...
Posted: 20.02.2014
By Dr. Robert J. Del Bonta
When illustrating the lives of the Jinas, it is typical to use examples from the Svetāmbara Kalpasūtra, and many paintings from manuscripts of it have been published over the years. One might get the impression that this text is the only one to recount the lives of the Jinas, but there are actually many such texts in a variety of languages that tell the stories of these tales in much greater detail. The...
Posted: 20.01.2014
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology announces 26th All India Summer School 2014 on Prakrit Language & Literature PDF / Flyer / Registration
Posted: 22.10.2013
By Theresa Suski
Nearly one and a half years have passed, since the last visit of Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah. Fortunately, Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah from Bangalore University, Karnataka, once again visited the Center for Jaina Studies (CfJS) at Free University Berlin, Germany. It was not only Prof. Hampana who returned but also his endless power and positive energy with which he suffused us. The reason for his visit was the award...
Posted: 12.10.2013
 
To the Executive Committee of the Freie Universität Berlin: Petition of Studierende der Kunstgeschichte Südasiens Open letter to the Executive Committee of the Freie Universität Berlin in support of the retention of the subject of Art History of South Asia at the Freie Universität Berlin. Saying “NO!” to the planned abolishment of the subject of Art History of South Asia at the Freie Universität...
Posted: 09.10.2013
 
Invitation:, Text Version: National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research at Shravanabelgola and Center for Jaina Studies at Freie Universität Berlin would like to invite you cordially to attend the bestowal of the Prakrit Jnanabharati International Award to Prof. em. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst (Lausanne) Prof. Dr. Christine Chojnacki (Lyon) on Saturday, 19th October 2013 at the Auditorium of the...
Posted: 06.09.2013
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Invitation
Posted: 11.05.2013
 
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Institut für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Piotr Balcerowicz The Beginnings of Jainism and Ājīvikism Datum: Mo., 13. Mai, 17 Uhr Ort: Institut für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens , Seminarraum 1 Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien Organisation: Ernst Prets (IKGA) Thema/ Topic There is some evidence that the beginnings of Jainism could not be properly...
Posted: 18.04.2013
 
Lalbhai Dalbatbhai Institute Of Indology Press News from Divya Bhaskar's City Bhaskar- 11 April 2013
Posted: 17.04.2013
 
Lalbhai Dalbatbhai Institute Of Indology Lecture on Jain Achara Series-1 on 16th April 2013 by Dr. Jitendra B. Shah. The event was presided by Prof. Harshad Trivedi, Registrar, Gujarat Sahitya Academi
Posted: 16.04.2013
By Dr. Christopher Key Chapple
14th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2012 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2012 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: Animals in Early India: Stories from the Upani s ads, the Jatakas, the Pañcatantra, and Jaina Narratives This paper will explore key animal stories from Indian literature. These fall into two basic genres: animals as animals...
Posted: 16.04.2013
By Dr. Michael Tobias
14th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2012 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2012 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre 12th Annual Jaina Lecture: Mahavira, Don Quixote And The History Of Ecological Ethics And Idealism Date: 21 March 2012 6pm - 7.30pm Lecturer: The lecture was part of the symposium Biodiversity Conservation and Animal Rights: Religious and...
Posted: 16.04.2013
By Andrew More
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: This paper discusses the logic of argumentation in passages relating to the laity in Sūyagaḍaṃga 2.2 as well as in the section on the hierarchy of beings at the end of the Uvavāiya. In Sūyagaḍaṃga 2.2 the compiler...
Posted: 15.04.2013
By Himal Trikha
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: In the Satyaśāsanaparīkṣā Vidyānandin frequently uses kathaṅcit, sarvathā, anekānta and ekānta to demonstrate the supremacy of the Jain's ontology to the ontological theories of other schools of thought. The paper...
Posted: 15.04.2013
By Dr. Jayandra Soni
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: In dealing with the history of Jaina philosophical speculation after the age of the Āgamas, K.K. Dixt in his now well-known work Jaina Ontology (pp. 88-163) conveniently divides the speculations into three stages which he...
Posted: 15.04.2013
By Fabien Schang
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: Jainism is part and parcel of what has been depicted under the name of "dialectical logics", or "Indian logics". What do these logical systems consist in? A special emphasis will be made about formal semantics, given that the...
Posted: 12.04.2013
By Dr. Shin Fujinaga
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: Saptabhaṅgī or a statement with seven sentences sometimes represents the whole Jaina philosophical doctrine and logical thoughts. In this paper, first its relationship with anekāntavāda or the Jaina theory of multi-face of...
Posted: 12.04.2013
By Laurent Keiff
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: In a recent paper on Siddharṣigaṇi's Handbook of Logic penned by Gorisse, Clerbout and Rahman (2011, JPL), one finds the idea that the viewpoint-knowledge of the Jain gnoseology is an implicit epistemic context that bounds...
Posted: 12.04.2013
By Anne Clavel
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: It is well-known that the doctrine of viewpoints (nayavāda) is a cornerstone of the Jaina philosophy of multilateralism inasmuch as the truth of an utterance does not imply that any other utterance is false. The usual...
Posted: 12.04.2013
By Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: Late Jain treatises about theory of knowledge essentially deal with the following question: how to gain new knowledge? In the field of argumentation, this task is generally handled by an inference (anumā ṇ a), the means by...
Posted: 11.04.2013
By Prof. Olle Qvarnström
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer:, Abstract: This paper deals with the Jain portrayal and critique of Sāṃkhya epistemology as expressed in Haribhadrasūri’s Śāstravārtāsamuccaya and Yogabindu. These texts provide us with a series of hypothetical, but in all...
Posted: 11.04.2013
By Dharmanand Jain
15th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Lecturer: Dharmchand Jain Abstract: Into the panorama of Indian Epistemology and Logic Jain philosophers entered later than Naiyāyikas and Buddhists, but they have contributed a lot by developing a new definition of pramāṇa (organ of...

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