Posted: 17.02.2015
By Dr. Eva De Clercq
On Jaina Apabhraṃśa Praśastis.pdf
Posted: 13.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 9. The Universal History Literature on the Universal History is different from Varga Literature in so far as the latter potentially carries possibilities of endless variations whereas the former is concerned with a definite mythological subject, the history of the sixty-three great men. However, in terms of complexity and quantity...
Posted: 12.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 7. Specifications vis-ā-vis § 6 (and figs. 1-2) ( Narrative units :) Our analyses (in parentheses) of the nine narrative units of Ant. do not refer to their contents but to the works Which are required to fill the gaps. These works are enumerated after the abbreviation va°REP, e.g. «va°REP (Ant., …)». The titles are...
Posted: 11.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 5. Antakṛddaśāḥ We have selected the 8th aṅga Antakṛddaśāḥ in order to demonstrate the main types of repetition (§ 3) as found in Varga Literature. Ant. has been studied by A. Weber and W. Schubring. The translation by L. D. Barnett (Barnett, Ant.) was to a large extent the basis of our analysis. For the Digambara...
Posted: 10.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 3. Var ṇ aka-Repetition and Hero-Variation Repetition in Indian literature can be studied in more than one way. Scholars have made numerous observations in different parts of Indian literature, narrative and non-narrative, which demonstrate the enormous role played by repetition. But it is difficult to arrange the material in a...
Posted: 09.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 1. Introduction By using the word «repetition» in the title of the present paper we do not want to indicate that we are concerned with a well-defined phenomenon. As a consequence, no systematic presentation or classification can be envisaged. We can also not claim to have come across specific repetition phenomena which have not...
Posted: 29.02.2012
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Some Salient Features of the Narratives in Kumarapālapratibodha A Research Paper presented in a National Seminar organized by the Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages on 'Kathā in Sanskrit and Prakrit Literature' , during 17th-19th February 2012 Introduction: There is absolutely no need to elaborate the richness of narrative literature in Prakrit, in this scholarly assembly. At least for 26 hundred...
Posted: 12.01.2012
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Re-interpretation of the 'Mithyāśruta-Passage' in Nandī A paper presented in the International Conference on 'Influence of Jainism in Art, Culture & Literature' organized by JU-CMS, Banglore on 2nd January 2012] Presented by: Professor Dr. Nalini Joshi , Seth H.N. Jain Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Pune .
Posted: 01.12.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
This essay was published in the Journal of the Oriental Institute (Baroda), JOI 22, 1973, pp. 455-463. To make this online reissue citeable, the page numbers are added to the text (see squared brackets). Nikṣepa – A Jaina Contribution to Scholastic Methodology [455] The beginnings of brahmanical learning and science sprang from the needs of the interpretation and correct tradition of the Veda; Jaina...
Posted: 27.10.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
The present article was published in the miscellany volume German Scholars on India. Contributions to Indian Studies edited by the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany New Delhi. Vol. 1 , Benares 1973, pp. 1-5. Actually, this article was written for the Muni Jinavijaya Felicitation Volume which was to be published in 1967 but has not appeared in 1973 when the paper appeared...
Posted: 06.10.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
This paper was first published in the Felicitation Volume Indological Studies in Honour of W. Norman Brown (New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1962, pp. 8-17) and reissued later by Albrecht Wezler in the miscellany volume Kleine Schriften (i.e. 'Minor Works' by Ludwig Alsdorf, Wiesbaden 1974, pp. 215-225). To make this online reissue citeable, the page numbers are added to the text (see squared brackets)...
Posted: 09.09.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
This paper by Ludwig Alsdorf was published in Felicitas Volume presented to Prof. S.K. Belvalkar (Ed. By Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Dr. S.K. De [et al.], Benares 1975, pp. 202-208). To make this online reissue citeable, the page numbers are added to the text ( see squared brackets ). The Story of Citta and Sambhūta [202] The tale of Citta and Sambhūta related in Jātaka No. 498 and chapter 13 of the Uttarajjhāyā...
Posted: 08.09.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
This paper by Ludwig Alsdorf was published in Suniti Kumar Chatterji Jubilee Volume [Presented on the occasion of his Sixty-fifth Birthday, 26th November, 1955] (Poona 1955 = Indian Linguistics 16, 1955, pp. 21-28) . To make this online reissue citeable, the page numbers are added to the text ( see squared brackets ). Vāntam Āpātum [21] The 22nd chapter of the Uttarajjhāyā, the first Mūlasūtra of the...
Posted: 19.08.2011
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Contribution of Prakrit Literature to Indian Literature In comparison with Sanskrit the educated and cultured class generally known very little of Prakrit languages. The ever-flowing stream of human language continue since time immemorial. It is import to know the exact status of Prakrits among the available stock of 2000 languages of the world divided into 12 major families. The Indo-European is a major family...
Posted: 19.08.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
The following article by Ludwig Alsdorf was first published in the anthology Mahāvīra and His Teachings (ed. by A.N. Upadhye et al., Ahmedabad 1977, pp. 1-8). This online edition based on the mentioned work but include additionally some corrections of errata, made by Prof. Klaus Bruhn shortly after the publication of the paper. Jaina Exegetical Literature and the History of the Jaina Canon Zeal and sagacity...
Posted: 12.08.2011
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
The Ancient Jaina Text 'Rushibhashita' - Unique Example of Religious Harmony A Research Paper to be presented in the State-level Seminar arranged by Ramakrishna Math, Pune on 12th and 13th March 2011 1. Introduction: India is known in the world as a land of spiritual personalities. In English we find three or four words for such type of personalities leading the life of renunciation, viz. sage, ascetic, monk...
Posted: 11.03.2011
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
The Jain Versions of Rāmāya ṇ a (With Special Reference to Vimalasūri, Gu ṇ abhadra and Śīlā ṅ ka) A research paper to be presented in the International Conference on the Rāmāyaṇa, organized by Aikyabh ā rt ī Research Institute, University of Pune (28 th - 30 th November 2008) 1. Introduction: There is no need to highlight the influence of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa on further Indian Literature...
Posted: 24.02.2011
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Some Problems in Editing Single Manuscript (With Special Reference to Bappabhaṭṭikahā) A Paper presented in the Seminar on Manuscriptology arranged under the joint auspices of the Institute of Jainology (Ahmedabad) & BORI on 1st to 3rd August 2010 1. Introduction: One can enter the palace of Jainological Studies through four gateways viz. (I) History of Jaina Tradition; (II) Jaina Philosophy and Religious...
Posted: 06.02.2011
By Dr. McComas Taylor
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 7, No. 1 (2011) 1-17 Abstract For over a hundred years, it has been assumed that the collection of Sanskrit narrative fables known as Pūrṇabhadra’s Pañcatantra was a Jaina text. For the last thirty years or so, one could assume that because the redactor inhabited a specific epistemic community, the Jaina ‘thought-world’, that this was not...
Posted: 10.01.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ramprakash Poddar
21 Jaina Concept of Origin and Transmission of Speech (Bhāṣā) Jaina scriptures often adopt a question-answer method for exposition of a subject. They treat speech (bhāṣā) in the same way. In the 11th chapter of the Paṇṇavaṇāsutta , questions about origin and transmission of speech (bhāṣā) are put by Gautama Gaṇadhara, to the Tīrthañkara Mahāvīra who answers them. The questions are:...
Posted: 06.01.2011
By Frank Van Den Bossche
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 6, No. 6 (2010) 1-49 PDF, God, The Soul And The Creatrix Haribhadra Sūri On Ny Ya And S Ṃkhya Unlike his Ṣaḍdarśanasamuccaya (ṢDS) Haribhadra Sūri's Śāstravārtāsamuccaya (ŚVS) is not a compendium of philosophical systems ( darśana ) but a comprehensive account ( samuccaya ) of doctrinal ( śāstra ) expositions ( vār[t]tā ) or...
Posted: 28.12.2010
By Dr. Eva De Clercq
14 Jaina Jaṭāyus or the Story of King Daṇḍaka The character of Jaṭāyus (also: Jaṭāyu), the vulture-king who joins Rāma, Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa's on their travels to Pañcavaṭī in Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa (3.13ff), is well-known for having made the ultimate sacrifice, while trying to save Sītā from her abductor Rāvaṇa. In a passage considered to be a later interpolation to the main...
Posted: 26.12.2010
By Prof. Dr. Adelheid Mette
12 Some Observations on the Poetic Style of the Oldest Mahāvīra-Eulogy (SūyagaBaNga Part 1, Chapter 6) The so-called “Seniors of the Jain canon” are composed mainly in stanzas, and even the prose texts of the first part of Āyār’aṅga, the first and oldest of the four contain fragmentary metrical pieces, as Walther Schubring discovered and demonstrated in the text presentation of his critical...
Posted: 09.10.2010
By Dr. Samani Ramaniya Pragya
International Conference on Jainism Through the Ages A Historical Perspective 8th, 9th & 10th October 2010 Mysore, India Abstract The present Indian literature has flown in three main streams, viz. Sanskrit, pali and prakrit. Each of them witnessed enormous range of creative activity. Like others prakrit literature presents enormous amazing phenomenon in the field of Indian literary activity.The original...
Posted: 04.11.2009
By Paul Dundas
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 5, No. 3 (2009) 1-23 Abstract Image installation ( pratiṣṭhā ), a central ritual of Jainism, of necessity requires the cooperative participation of monk and layman. The twelfth century Śvetāmbara teacher Candraprabhasūri, credited with initiating the Paurṇamīyaka Gaccha, apparently criticised the role of the monk in empowering an image of a...
Posted: 13.04.2009
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 5, No. 1 (2009) 1-33 John E. Cort The author thanks Surendra Bothara, Paul Dundas, Phyllis Granoff and Mahopādhyāya Vinayasāgara for assistance in this essay. Abstract The Līlāvatīsāra was composed in 1285 C.E. by the Kharatara Gaccha monk and author Jinaratnasūri. It presents a nested set of tales that trace the effects of karma over...
Posted: 31.12.2007
By Diwakar Acharya
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 3, No. 6 (2007) 1-10 Abstract This paper reports the author's discovery of the original Paṇhavāyaraṇa/ Praśnavyākaraṇa together with a fairly old Sanskrit commentary. It describes the unique palm-leaf manuscript and its paper transcript both preserved in the National Archives of Nepal. The original text of the Praśnavyākaraṇa was lost...
Posted: 31.12.2007
By Dr. Shin Fujinaga
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 3, No. 5 (2007) 1-11 Abstract Pūjyapāda is the first Digambara philosopher that wrote a commentary on the Tattvārthasūtra. In that commentary titled as Sarvārthasiddhi he quotes many sentences from many works. Their analysis leads to the conclusion that Pūjyapāda may have had some tendency to harmonize Digambara and Śvetāmbara concepts...
Posted: 28.12.2007
By Dr, Jean-Pierre Osier
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 3, No. 3 (2007) 1-12 PDF, Blind Faith According To The Jainas: The Yama Case ante matiḥ, sā gatiḥ According to this pan-Indian maxim, there is a connexion between the last thought or thoughts of the dying and their fate in the next life. Hence, it is necessary to help the dying during this essential moment. Ritualising death is the best way to...
Posted: 23.12.2007
By Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 3, No. 2 (2007) 1-60 Abstract Jain studies have so far concentrated on Śvetāmbara texts because those of the Digambaras were hardly available. The late professor Upadhye, to whom this contribution is dedicated, has done much to change this disparity which enabled the present author to edit, translate and comment from an important 9 th century text,...
Posted: 31.12.2006
By Dr. Kornelius Krümpelmann
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 2, No. 2 (2006) 1-13 The Sthānāṅgasūtra

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