Posted: 12.06.2012
By Prof. Dr. S. Prabhakar
The paper was published in February 1982 in Pratishthapana - A Commemoration Volume of the Pratishthapana and the Mahamastakabhisheka Ceremons of Bhagawan Bahubali at Dharmasthala , pp. 9-11. The colossal statue of Bhagawan Bahubali that now stands on the hillock, Bahubali Vihar, at Dharmasthala is a piece of marvellous granite sculpture carved in recent years. It is one of the greatest sculptures of its kind...
Posted: 03.04.2012
By Ratachand Hirachand
The paper, published in September 1977 in Hindutva (Vol. VIII, No. 6, pp. 19-25, 32), was primarily adressed to a Hindu readership to improve their knowledge on Jainism. In this sense the essay gives an interesting overview of some aspects of Jaina religion, even if the information on the Dravidas, given in the last section, is not reliable from an academic point of view. Before the 19th Century, the...
Posted: 29.03.2012
By Prof. Lothar Wendel
The paper was published in The Voice of Ahinsa - The Indo-German Special Number (Vol. VI, No. 10 - October 1956, pp. 367-377, 397) Some of the greatest achievements of Western Literature betray a peculiar relationship to Eastern Thought. So the cosmology of Dante's ' Divine Comedy' is according to Heinrich Zimmer strangely similar to Jain cosmology. In the great philosophical novel of Honore de Balzac ' Peau de...
Posted: 27.03.2012
By Ramesh Chandra Dutt
This paper by Ramesh Chandra Dutt (1848-1909), a contemporary and companion of Swami Vivekananda, is an interesting source of interreligious studies and shows the view of a learned Hindu writer of the late 19 th century on Jaina religion. The paper was reissued in April 1977 in Hindutva (Vol. VII, No. 1, pp. 21-29). The Jaina religion has long been considered as an offshoot from the religion proclaimed by...
Posted: 07.02.2012
By Herbert V. Dr. Guenther
The paper was published in The Voice of Ahinsa - The Indo-German Special Number (Vol. VI, No. 10 - October 1956, pp. 408ff.). Buddha and Mahavira Buddha and Mahavira; These are not merely two systems to be classified as such among the various manifestations of human thought, they are also two distinct human natures, which often have been inimically opposed to each other and yet are united by the common striving...
Posted: 19.01.2012
By Wilfried Nölle
The paper was published in the book Impact of Indian Thought on German Poets and Philosophers (The Jaina Academy Publications 7, Aliganj (Etah): The World Jain Mission, 1963, pp. 10-28). As a contemporary historical source the essay illustrates of the situation of Indology and Jaina Studies in post-war Germany. Indology and Jaina Studies in Germany I. German Studies in Indology 1. A Long List of Names The...
Posted: 06.01.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
This paper was published in October 1956 in The Voice of Ahinsa – The Indo-German Special Number (Vol. VI, No. 10, pp. 398-407). Jain Studies in Germany (II) 2. Klaus Bruhn (Research Scholar in Poona, pupil of W. Schubring and L. Alsdorf). “ Ś īlāṅka's Cauppa ṇṇ amahāpurisacariya” (Sīlāṅka's C. - A Contribution to the Study of the Jain Universal History), ANIST 8, 1954. - The analysis of...
Posted: 05.01.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
This paper was published in October 1956 in The Voice of Ahinsa – The Indo-German Special Number (Vol. VI, No. 10, pp. 398-407). Jain Studies in Germany (I) Part I: 1858-1935 H. Th. Colebrooke's “Observations on the sect of Jains“ had marked the beginning of Jain studies. In 1858, half a century later, an essay by Albrecht Weber “Über das Śatruñjaya Māhātmyam“ (On the Śatruñjaya Māhātmyam)...
Posted: 15.11.2011
By Kamta Prasad Jain
This paper was published in October 1956 in The Voice of Ahinsa – The Indo-German Special Number (Vol. VI, No. 10, pp. 451-455). Where East and West Meet It cannot but be admitted that human nature in reality is the same every where and in every time, for, it is based on the immortality and universal consciousness of soul. Outer differences have little force and meaning before the reality of Life. No doubt,...
Posted: 20.10.2011
By Prof. Dr. Charles Samuel Braden
This paper by the Scholar of Religions Prof. Charles Samuel Braden was published in the Lord Mahavira Special Number of the periodical The Voice of Ahinsa (Vol. VI, No. 3-4, March-April 1956, pp. 71-72. Mahāvīra and Jesus In the course of a series of lectures on Jesus and the Other Founders of Religion which I gave recently at Northwestern University, Evanston, III, I considered among the other great founders...
Posted: 13.10.2011
By Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Tucci
This paper by the Scholar of Tibetan Studies Prof. Giuseppe Tucci was published in the Lord Mahavira Special Number of the periodical The Voice of Ahinsa (Vol. VI, No. 3-4, March-April 1956, pp. 69-70. Mahāvīra Jainism presents itself with the same characteristic as Buddhism: an ascesis, a moral discipline, the glorification of a Teacher, which due to concessions to the exigences of the masses transforms...
Posted: 28.09.2011
By Jagdish Prasad Sharma
The essay was first published in April 1976 in the periodical Jain Journal and has been reissued later in the miscellany volume Jainthology (Ed. by Ganesh Lalawani, Calcutta: Jain Bhavan, 1991). Jainas as a Minority in Indian Society and History Jainas are the sixth most numerous religious group today after the Hindus (82.72%), Muslims (11.21%), Christians (2.60%), Sikhs (1.89%), and the Buddhists (0.70%). The...
Posted: 02.06.2011
By Dr. Noel Q. King
The essay by the eminent research scholar on Jainism Noel Q. King was published in the book Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence by Kurt Titze (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 1998, pp. 249-253). Jaina Dawn in the West The saga of Western humanity's rise and fall and its life beyond the graves of the two world wars has a deep fascination and is of vital significance...
Posted: 27.04.2011
By Jyoti Prasad Jain
The essay by the famous Indologist and Historian Dr. Jyoti Prasad Jain was published in the book Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence by Kurt Titze (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 1998, pp. 59-61) The Genesis and Spirit of Jaina Art The avowed aim of the Jaina religion is the perfection of man, or the transformation of the individual mundane soul (atman) into the...
Posted: 10.03.2011
By Adris Banerji
The short essay was published in the miscellany volume “Mah āvīra and His Teachings” , edited on the occasion of 2500th anniversary of Bhagavān Mahāvīra by A. N. Upadhye et al. (Bhagavān Mahāvīra 2500th Nirvāṇa Mahotsava Samiti, Bombay, pp. 195-198). The Age of Mahāv ī ra The one hundred years in approximate round numbers, 600 B.C. to 500 B.C., for many reasons was a brilliant epoch, not merely...
Posted: 10.02.2011
By Dr. Luitgard Soni
The biographical essay on the German scholar Dr. (Mrs.) Charlotte Krause was published in the book German Jaina Śrāvikā Dr. Charlotte Krause. Her Life and Literature, pp. xxv-xxxvii. German Jaina Shravika Dr. Charlotte Krause - A Biography Dr. (Miss) Charlotte Krause's name has not been entirely unfamiliar to the academic world. She is known to both Western and Indian scholar of Indology, and especially to...
Posted: 23.12.2010
By V. G. Nair
The short essay was published in Jain Journal in April 1972. To the reissued text some illustrations are added because this contributes to a better understanding of the expanation. The Indus Valley Civilization and Ṛṣabha The discovery of Indus Valley Civilization seems to have thrown a new light on the antiquity of Jainism. The time assigned by the scholars to this culture on the archaeological and other...
Posted: 22.10.2010
By S. A. Jain
The following article was published in a very rare special issue of The Voice of Ahinsa , the monthly magazine of the World Jain Mission at Aliganj, U.P. (The Voice of Ahinsa - Lord Mahavira Special Number, Vol. VI, No. 3-4 (Mar.-Apr. 1956) - pp. 155-159). Lord Mahavira's Teachings 1. The evolution of a soul The evolution of a soul from the lowest depths of misery to the highest summit of bliss is of the...
Posted: 20.10.2010
By Walther Schubring
The following article by the German scholar of Jainology Prof. Walther Schubring (Hamburg University) was published in a very rare special issue of The Voice of Ahinsa, the monthly magazine of the World Jain Mission at Aliganj, U.P. (The Voice of Ahinsa - Lord Mahavira Special Number, Vol. VI, No. 3-4 (Mar.-Apr. 1956) - pp. 67-68). A Saying of Mahavira In 1942 I published the transcribed of the...
Posted: 12.10.2010
By Dr. Klaus Fischer
The following article was first published in 1956 in a very rare issue of "The Voice of Ahinsa. Lord Mahavira Special Number" (Vol. VI, No. 3-4, March-April 1956, pp. 84f., continued at p. 81). Among the various essays of this issue there is an interesting article by the German scholar Dr. Klaus Fischer which treats a neglected part of Jaina art and history, viz. the few evidences of a Jaina diaspora outside of...

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