Dr. Sneh Rani Jain

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Sagar Madhya Pradesh India

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Dr. S. Rani Jain is an erudite scholar and practitioner of Jainism and a Jain Brahmāchārinī from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India.

She holds a meritorious Academic record and is the first woman Ph.D. in Pharmacy from India . She did her post doctoral research in Bio-Technology, Pharmacy and Phyto-Chemistry in Germany and West Virginia , USA . She has taught Pharmacy in India at University of Sagar in addition to Pharmacology, she taught German Language. Dr. Sneh Rani's religious interests were inspired by ‘Baal Acharaya 108 Shri Vidyasagarji Maharaj. She devoted herself as Bramhacharini. She took the Anuvrata-oath in 1984 and Bramhacharya-oath in 1986.
 
She developed a deep interest in History and Archaeology and has published several books and numerous research papers related to Indus Valley , Harappan culture, Shravan Belagola and other ancient archaeological sites related to Jainism. She has written and composed several Songs of Jain Themes in English for Children, and has prepared a Pictorial Book on Religion with the Title: "Jainism - The Eternal Truth". Her first song appeared at the Parliament of World Religion in Chicago , 1993. She has more than 50 published papers on Pharmacy and has written over 100 articles on Jain and Archaeological themes in National and International Magazines.
 
Her specialties are: Jain Metaphysics, Jain Archaeology and Scientific principles of the Jain Religion. Origin & Structure of the Cosmos, Elements of the Universe, Soul and Karmic Interaction, and Relation of Jainism to Modern Science.

Languages: English, German, Russian, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Marathi.

She has written two chapters of the book Introduction To Jainism

One is on "Yoga and meditation." This chapter gives the theory as well as her personal practice of yoga and meditation. Her chapter on "Art and archeology" gives information about her views on the Indus Valley civilization; she uses the expression "Indus civilization" because the culture was indeed extant in the South of India as well as other parts of the country. She also claims that she can decipher the script of this civilization within the framework of Jainism.

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