Padmanabh S. Jaini

Updated on: 13.11.2010


Jaini, Padmanabh, S, Padmanabh Jaini, Prof. P.S. Jaini


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Professor emeritus of Buddhist Studies in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

Previously he has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London [SOAS]and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

His scholarly works have contributed enormously to the understanding of literary and philosophical achievements of the Jains and the Buddhists. His expertise in both the Jain and Buddhist texts and sources makes him a unique and rare scholar.

He is the author of many books and articles on Buddhism and Jainism,

  • The Jaina Path of Purification (1997)
  • Gender and Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women (1991)
  • Collected Papers on Jaina Studies (2000)
  • Collected Papers on Buddhist Studies (2001) recently, Prof. Jaini was honored with the Ahimsa Award, given by the Institute of Jainology, U.K., on the occasion of the Ahimsa Day celebration at the House of Commons, London.



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