The Jaina and the British: Collaboration and Conflict, Concealment and Contribution During the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Posted: 14.08.2017
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Tübingen hosted an international conference on 19-20 February 2010, with major funding from Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. The conference was organized by Dr Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg of the Department of Indology and Comparative Religion of the University of Tübingen. It was truly an...

The Pianarosa Jaina Library

Posted: 03.05.2017
By Prof. Dr. Julia A.B. Hegewald
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London In June 2012, the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History at the University of Bonn officially opened the Pianarosa Library, a specialist library on Jaina art and culture. The roughly 1,600 scholarly monographs, edited volumes and periodicals in European and Indian languages were donated by the family of the late Paolo Pianarosa (1949-2010)...

Biographies Of Ṛṣabha And The Rise Of Śatruñjaya

Posted: 06.10.2016
By Dr. Eva De Clercq
Scholarly as well as popular discourse on Śatruñjaya, the most famous and important of Śvetāmbara pilgrimage sites, associate the sanctity of the site with the time of the first Tīrthaṅkara, Ṛṣabha or Ādinātha. This association became firmly established since its inclusion in Jinabhadrasūri's pilgrimage handbook Vividhatīrthakalpa composed in 1333. However, if we retrace the biography of...

Jaina Hagiography and Biography: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2014

Posted: 10.05.2016
By Kristi L. Wiley
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London he 16th Jaina Studies Workshop, hosted by the SOAS Centre for Jaina Studies, was held 21 March 2014. It coincided with the ten-year anniversary of the Centre's founding. The theme was Jaina Hagiography and Biography. On the evening prior to the workshop, Dr Saryu Doshi, formerly Honorary Director of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai,...

Jain Modernities, Jain Meditation and Jain Minority Politics Jain Studies at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, 2015

Posted: 30.04.2016
By Dr. Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The contributions with a focus on Jainism at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in Atlanta on November 21-25, 2015 were framed in different academic fields, ranging from Indology to Religious Studies to Cultural Anthropology. Presentations related to Jain Studies were spread over the entire four days of the AAR conference,...

21.11.2015 ►ISSJS ►Birth of Jain Academic Studies in North America

Posted: 04.03.2015
 
International School for Jain Studies, ISJS Friends, I share with you (see below) the status and progress of Jain Academic Education in North America. Hope you will take the time to read and also send your comments and suggestions (which are most welcome). Jai Jinendra Dr. Sulekh C. Jain Houston, Texas, USA Home: 281-494-7656 Cell: 832-594-8005 Photo; ISJS students in New Delhi at Ahimsa Sthal BIRTH OF JAIN...

21.03.2014 ►16th Jaina Studies Workshop ►Book of Abstracts

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...

21.03.2014 ►16th Jaina Studies Workshop ►Jaina Hagiography and Biography

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...

26.04.2012 ►Lecture Series ►Jaina Art in India and the Pianarosa Library in Bonn

Posted: 20.04.2012
 
Lecture Series on Jaina Manuscripts Jaina Art in India and the Pianarosa Library in Bonn Department of Asian and Islamic Art History Lectures take place on Thursday evenings, 6-7pm Departmental seminar room, Adenauerallee 10 (groundfloor) 26.04.2012 Julia A. B. Hegewald, (University of Bonn) The Role of Sacred Manuscripts in Jaina Religion, Art and Space 03.05.2012 Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg, (University...

New Anthropological Study On Shatrunjaya

Posted: 06.12.2011
 
For those who are interested in rare detailed ethnographic / anthropological studies of Jainism: recently a lengthy study has appeared about the Jaina pilgrimage centre Shatrunjaya in Gujarat, a doctoral thesis from Berlin by the Tübingen anthropologist Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg: Die Reise zum Ursprung