Posted: 15.04.2008
 
Jaina Art and Architecture (10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS, 6-7 March 2008) The Annual Jain Lecture (followed by a reception) Maruti Nandan P. Tiwari (Banaras Hindu University) New Approach to the Study of Jaina Art and Architecture Thursday 6.3.2008, 18.00-19.30 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square The 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Friday 7.3.2008, SOAS, Russell Square, Brunei...
Posted: 14.04.2008
 
6th-7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG To mark the tenth Jaina Studies Workshop of the Centre of Jaina Studies at SOAS, the conference will celebrate the role of art and architecture in the Jaina tradition. It will focus both on objects of art themselves and on the Jain attitudes towards and ways of using religious art and...
Posted: 13.04.2008
By Dr. Janice Leoshko
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Dr. Janice Leoshko Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas Defining Jain Elements at Udayagiri-Khaṇḍagiri, Orissa Abstract: Udayagiri-Khandagiri in Orissa is well known for its long-enduring religious activity. The Jain temple at the top of Khaṇḍagiri was noted in the early...
Posted: 12.04.2008
By Dr. Lisa Nadine Owen
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Dr. Lisa Nadine Owen Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Visual Arts. University of North Texas Demarcating Sacred Space: The Jina Images atKalugumalai Abstract: In the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, there are a number of medieval Jain sites that feature large boulders or outcrops of...
Posted: 11.04.2008
By Niels Hammer, Prof. Olle Qvarnström
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Prof. Olle Qvarnström & Niels Hammer Department of History and Anthropology of Religion, Lund University, Sweden The Jain Cave Paintings at Ellora In one of the compartments of the Jain cave, Indra Sabha, 34 paintings decorate the inner shrine (garbhagṛha) and the main hall. These...
Posted: 10.04.2008
By John Henry Rice
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS John Henry Rice History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Orienting Jaina Polity: Temple Building in Vijayanagara-Period Kanara Abstract: Karnataka’s narrow coastal zone known as Kanara underwent profound economic, political, social, and religious transformations during...
Posted: 09.04.2008
By Dr. R. Uma Maheshwari
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS R. Uma Maheshwari, JNU, New Delhi Sites of Identity: Village and Community in Tamil Jaina Stories The Tamil Jainas today are categorised as a ‘minority’ community in Tamilnadu - their population being around 30, 000. It has been a long way for a community which has a recorded existence in...
Posted: 08.04.2008
By Dr. Christoph Emmrich
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Dr. Christoph Emmrich, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto The Man Who Fell From The Gopuram: Picking Up Pieces In Kanchi Abstract: Though today of the fabled 83 temples of Jina Kanchi only one is left standing, it is surprising to learn that allegedly there are...
Posted: 03.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Alvappillai Veluppillai
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS South Indian Jainism: The Role of Religious Polemics in Tamil Prof. Alvappillai Veluppillai, University of Arizona, Tempe Abstract: This paper will trace the development South Indian Jainism in general and Tamil Jainism in particular, focusing on the role of religious po­lemics in Tamil. The...
Posted: 02.04.2008
By Dr. Max Deeg
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Indian Influence on Mani Reconsidered: The Case of Jainism Dr. Max Deeg, Deptartment of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University Abstract: When Antique or late-Antique or Middle-Eastern authors write on Indian religion, especially on the so-called śramaṇa-movements, it is usually...

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