Posted: 29.04.2016
By Tillo Detige
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London From 15 to 19 July 2015, the University of Lausanne, Switzerland hosted the 12th International Conference on Early Modern Literatures in North India (ICEMLNI). The conference was organised by Maya Burger and Nadia Cattoni on their spacious and green campus close to the shores of the idyllic Lac Léman. The triennial ICEMLNI intends to bring...
Posted: 28.04.2016
By Dr. Juan Wu
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The 16th World Sanskrit Conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 28 June to 2 July 2015 under the joint auspices of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies and the Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University in Bangkok. More than 600 participants from all over the world attended this mega academic event. The conference was...
Posted: 27.04.2016
By Ellen Gough
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London From 1-2 May, 2015, Yale University hosted the firstever international graduate student conference on Jainism. Thanks to generous support from the JivDaya Fund, the Lex Hixon Visiting Speakers Fund in the Department of Religious Studies, and the South Asian Studies Council at Yale, graduate students from across Europe and the United States were...
Posted: 26.04.2016
By Dr. Tine Vekemans
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London On Thursday evening, 19 March 2015, in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre at SOAS, a renowned expert in the field of Śaivism and Tantra, Professor Alexis Sanderson (University of Oxford) introduced the topic of the 17th Annual Jaina Studies Workshop, Jaina Tantra, to a large audience of scholars and practitioners of Jainism. Sanderson was...
Posted: 18.04.2016
 
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London
Posted: 16.03.2016
 
16th Annual Lecture: Newly Discovered Jaina Mathematical Manuscripts and their Content Lecture by: Anupam Jain (Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore) Date: 18 March 2016Time: 6:00 PM Finishes: 18 March 2016Time: 7:30 PM Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Annual Lecture Victory banner. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Biography Dr. Anupam Jain has published three...
Posted: 03.03.2016
 
Equality And Diversity Office: SOAS - University of London Video:, Crowdfunding: https://soas.hubbub.net/p/prakritatsoas/payment/
Posted: 09.02.2016
 
SOAS Centre for Jaina Studies 18th Jaina Studies Symposium Jainism and Science Book of Abstracts 19 March 2016 SOAS, University of London Upakāra in Akalaṅka's Tattvārthavārtika Ana Bajželj, Postdoctoral Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel In the sūtra s 5.17–22 of his Tattvārthasūtra Umāsvāti lists various kinds of assistance ( upakāra ) in the production of certain effects...
Posted: 06.02.2016
 
18th Jaina Studies Workshop: Jainism and Science Victory banner. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Date: 19 March 2016 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 19 March 2016 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Conference The Jains have a distinctive attitude to science and knowledge. The Jain approach defines science as encompassing all forms of knowledge, including the...
Posted: 02.02.2016
By Dr. Peter Flügel
A funerary palanquin was once regarded as the exclusive privilege of royalty, and until recently, could only be paraded in public with permission of the king. One of the oldest detailed descriptions of an Indian royal funeral culminating in the collection of bones and ashes, that of King Daśaratha, father of Rāma, in Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa (Rām) II.65-77, mentions a funeral palanquin, or śibikā, used for...
Posted: 07.12.2015
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Please find herewith Notification and application form regarding our next (28th) Summer School in Prakrit Language & Literature commencing from the 22nd of May to the 12th of June 2016. Kindly note the dates. We would also request you to kindly pass on this information to the persons interested in the course. The information as well as the application form may also be...
Posted: 21.11.2015
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology We feel immense pleasure in informing you that we are going to organise a special lecture on The Role and Functions of Prakrit in the Sanskrit Dramas, delivered by Prof. G.C. Tripathi, Director, B.L. Institute of Indology, Delhi on Wednesday, 02nd of December, 2015 at 4:00 PM at India International Centre, Lecture Room 1 (Annexe), 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003...
Posted: 01.11.2015
 
With the blessing of Param Pujya Sarakoddharak Acharya Shri 108 Gyan Sagar Maharaj Ji and his vision and the Gyan Sagar Science Foundation (GSF) came into being in September 2009 with the primary object of bridging Science and Society and to propagate ancient scientific knowledge for the wellbeing of mankind. The foundation aims to provide a national forum where different disciplines of Science (Physics,...
Posted: 08.09.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra Roundtable, 17th Jaina Studies Workshop was held on 20 March 2015 at SOAS, University of London: This roundtable addresses the question: "In the 19th century, many Indian social and religious reformers differentiated 'custom and rituals' from 'true religion'. Is this distinction still relevant for lived Jainism today?" In the Chair: John E. Cort (Denison University, USA)...
Posted: 08.09.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra Session 4 - Tantra in Hinduism and Jainism, 17th Jaina Studies Workshop was held on 20 March 2015 at SOAS, University of London : John E. Cort (Denison University, USA): Reading Gorakhnāth through a Jain Lens: Jain Receptions of the Nāths in Pre-Colonial North India Olle Qvarnström (University of Lund, Sweden): Tantra in Practice: How to Convert a King Video:
Posted: 08.09.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra Session 2 - Jaina Tantra and Meditation, 17th Jaina Studies Workshop was held on 20 March 2015 at SOAS, University of London: Shugan Chand Jain (International Summer School for Jain Studies, New Delhi): Peculiarities of Jaina Yoga as depicted in Jñānārṇava by Śubhacandra (1003-1068 A.D.) Christopher Key Chapple (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA): The...
Posted: 08.09.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra Session 1 - Textual Studies, 17th Jaina Studies Workshop was held on 20 March 2015 at SOAS, University of London. Paul Dundas (University of Edinburgh, Scotland): Tantra Without ‘Tantrism’: The Quotidian Jain Mantra According to Somasena Bhaṭṭāraka Jagat Ram Bhattacharyya (Shantiniketan, India): Tantric Elements in the Original Praśnavyākaraṇa‒ A Study...
Posted: 08.09.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra The 15th Annual Jaina Lecture by Professor Alexis Sanderson (All Souls, Oxford University) titled "The Jaina Appropriation and Adaptation of Śaiva Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s Nirvāṇakalikā" was given at SOAS, University of London on 19 March 2015. I shall show that the Nirvāṇakalikā, a published manual for the rituals of image installation...
Posted: 13.07.2015
By John E. Cort
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 6, No. 5 (2010) 1-13 Abstract Toward the end of the Banārsī Vilās, the “collected works” of Banārsīdās (1586-1643) that was compiled by his colleague Jagjīvanrām in 1644, there is a curious seven-caupāī composition entitled Gorakhnāth ke Vacan, or “The Sayings of Gorakhnāth.” The text, which may or may not have been authored by...
Posted: 15.06.2015
 
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London
Posted: 04.06.2015
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Please find herewith an invitation for the Valedictory Function of the 27th All India Summer School on Prakrit Language and Literature 2015 which is being organized at this institute for three weeks. We shall be obliged if you kindly grace the occasion by your presence. Thanking you. Yours sincerely, Prof. G. C. Tripathi Director B.L. Institute of Indology Invitation...
Posted: 11.05.2015
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Dear Sir/Madam Please find herewith an invitation for the Inaugural function of the 27th All India Summer School on Prakrit Language and Literature 2015 (17of May 2015 at 10.30 AM) which is being organized at this institute for three weeks. We shall be obliged if you kindly grace the occasion by your presence. A scanned copy of the invitation card may be viewed in the...
Posted: 11.05.2015
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Dear Sir/Madam We feel immense pleasure in informing you that we are going to organise a lecture on Miniature Paintings of the Kalpa Sutra , delivered by our Vice-Chairman, Dr. Jitendra B. Shah, on Thursday, 21st of May, 2015 at 6:30 PM at India International Centre, Seminar Hall, Kamaladevi Complex, New Delhi. Kindly see the attached invitation Card. You are requested...
Posted: 13.04.2015
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology To evaluate the contribution of Jain tradition to the Sanskrit literature, a three day National Seminar was organized as the joint venture of Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology and Delhi Sanskrit Academy, Govt. of Delhi, in the premises of Vijay Vallabh Smarak, Jain Mandir, from 27th to 29th March 2015. In this seminar fifty papers were presented by distinguished...
Posted: 02.04.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra Book of Abstracts: Tantric Elements in the Original Praśnavyākaraṇa ‒ A Study Jagat Ram Bhattacharyya (Shantiniketan, India) Praśnavyākaraṇa is known to be the tenth canon of the twelve fold aṅgas of the Śvetāmbara sect. The available editions of Praśnavyākaraṇa are dealt with two major aspects of nine categories in Jainism, the influx (of...
Posted: 28.03.2015
 
Equality And Diversity Office: SOAS - University of London Date: 30 March 2015 Time: 12:00 AM Venue: Brunei Gallery For the 4th year in a row, SOAS, University of London will be hosting the COEXIST Interfaith Music Festival in its Brunei Gallery all day (10am - 9pm) on Monday, 30 March 2015. Over 20 artists and groups from a variety of faith and interfaith backgrounds are expected to share their music and...
Posted: 18.03.2015
By Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 3 (2015) 1-19 Abstract In the classical framework of Indian philosophy, the different schools of thought agree on the fact that the correctness of an inference relies on a special necessary relation standing between the evidence-property and the target-property. In this framework, there is a controversy between Buddhist and Jain philosophers...
Posted: 17.03.2015
By Dipak Jadhav
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 2 (2015) 1-21 Abstract This paper brings the formula d = S ÷ n²k into light and discusses its various aspects including its context in Jaina philosophy. It was set forth and utilized by Nemicandra (c. 981) in the Gommaṭasāra (Karmakāṇḍa) in order to demonstrate the lower-thought-activity ( adhaḥ pravṛtta karaṇa ). The...
Posted: 13.03.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop - Jaina Tantra 19th century Image of an apsarāḥ, Śāntinātha Jaina Mandira, Cūru/Rajasthan (Photo: P.F. 2014) Date: 20 March 2015 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 20 March 2015 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Workshop Registration This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required. Online Registration Programme Time...
Posted: 13.03.2015
 
15th Annual Jaina Lecture 19th century Image of an apsarāḥ, Śāntinātha Jaina Mandira, Cūru/Rajasthan (Photo: P.F. 2014) The Jaina Appropriation and Adaptation of Śaiva Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s Nirvāṇakalikā Professor Alexis Sanderson (All Souls, Oxford University) Date: 19 March 2015 Time: 6:00 PM Finishes: 19 March 2015 Time: 9:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery...
Posted: 04.03.2015
By Ruth Satinsky
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015) 1-24 Abstract Willibald Kirfel (1920/1990), in his major study of Indian cosmology, Die Kosmographie der Inder nach den Quellen dargestellt, compares the Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina cosmological systems, and concludes that the early Brahmanical cosmology forms the basis of the later cosmology found in the epics and Purāṇas, and...
Posted: 17.02.2015
 
Jaina Studies at Ghent University Events 17th Jaina Studies Worskhop, on Jaina Tantra , SOAS, London, 19-20th March 2015 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion , João Pessoa, Brazil, 1-5th April 2015 Marie-Hélène Gorisse to present "Logic and the rational legitimization of religious claims in Jainism: The case-study of Gu ṇ aratna's refutation of Hindu theses" Yale Jain Graduate Conference , Yale,...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Luitgard Soni
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 10, No. 2 (2014) 1-14 Abstract The article focuses on two modes of dying described in the Mūlārādhanā and illustrated by respective stories in the Bṛhat-Kathākośa: the death by renouncing food and drink and the death by killing oneself. Special reference is given to the telling of the stories in the process of 'assisted death' where the...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Shubha Majumder
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 10, No. 1 (2014) 1-32 Abstract Rāḍha, an important geo-cultural unit of ancient Bengal, was closely associated with the development of different religious traditions. Jainism, which is one of the ancient religions of India, has strong associations with the settlement parameters of this geo-cultural unit from a very early time. The present article...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Prof. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 1 (2013) 1-11 Abstract Ājīvikism, a vanished Indian religion, has been admirably studied by A. L. Basham in his 1951 monograph. Since then, a renewed study of the existing evidence has led to an improved understanding of this religion. New evidence, moreover, has shown that this religion remained intellectually active and influential at least...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Paul Dundas
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 2 (2013) 1-47 Abstract The Śvetāmbara teacher Hemacandra Maladhārin (eleventh-twelfth century) is often confused with his near contemporary Hemacandra Kalikālasarvajña. This paper analyses the sources describing his life and works and goes on to focus upon his Prakrit verse collection, the Upadeśamālā , and his autocommentary, the...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Ulrich Timme Kragh
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 3 (2013) 1-53 Abstract The article critically discusses the underlying principles for the writing of literary history. It rejects a universalized model and proposes a new approach of "localized literary history" that is theoretically rooted in metahistorical concepts of "textory" and "sub-text". The method takes its starting point in local...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Fabien Schang
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 4 (2013) 1-25 Abstract The Jain saptabhaṅgī is well-known for its general stance of non-one-sidedness. After a number of debates about the occurrence of contradictory sentences inside the so-called "Jain logic", three main theses are presented in the following: the saptabhaṅgī is a theory of judgment giving an exhaustive list of possible...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Prof. Dr. Phyllis Granoff
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 5 (2013) 1-21 Abstract The Yuktiprabodha of the Śvetāmbara monk Meghavijaya engages the views of Bāṇārasīdās and the adhyātma movement on a number of issues. This paper explores their debate about whether or not it was appropriate to adorn images of the Jina. Bāṇārasīdās argued emphatically that adorning the image did violence to...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By John E. Cort
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 7 (2013) 1-50 Abstract The springtime festival of Holī has long posed a problem for Jains. Jain ideologues have criticized the celebration of Holī as contravening several key Jain ethical virtues. In response, Digambar Jain poets developed a genre of Holī songs that transformed the elements of Holī into a complex spiritual allegory, and...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Peter Friedlander
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 6 (2013) 1-30 Abstract This article examines a rare, and possibly unique, manuscript which describes an encounter between Jain monks and Christian’s from an unknown denomination of Padres which took place in 1854 at an unidentified location either in Rājasthān or the Pañjāb or possibly in Agra. What makes this work so interesting is that...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Jayandra Soni
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 8 (2013) 1-13 Abstract In dealing with the history of Jaina philosophical speculation after the age of the Āgamas, K. K. Dixit in his now well-known 1971 work Jaina Ontology (pp. 88-164) conveniently divides the specu­lations into three stages which he calls the “Ages of Logic”. It is Prabhācandra, one of the thinkers of the third stage...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Ellen Gough
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 8, No. 1 (2012) 1-47 Abstract While scholarship has paid little attention to Śaiva/Śākta and Jain interactions in the medieval period, Śaivas seem to have exerted great influence on Jain ritual culture, bringing lasting changes to Jain worship practices. This article discusses the historical development of two aspects of Jain ritual that may have...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Elena Karatchkova
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 8, No. 2 (2012) 1-25 Abstract This paper analyzes an oral tradition (recorded during field research), which explains the circumstances of religious conversion of a temple in Āmber - the former capital of Jaipur kingdom in Rājasthān. The Śaiva temple, today referred to locally as “Saṅghī Jhūṅthārāmjī kā mandir”, was originally the Jain...
Posted: 28.11.2014
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology 27th Summer School in Prakrit Language & Literature , Pdf:
Posted: 23.05.2014
 
Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology Invitation for the Inaugural function of the 26th All India Summer School on Prakrit Language and Literature 2014 which is being organized at this institute for three weeks. We shall be obliged if you kindly grace the occasion by your presence. Yours sincerely, Prof. Phool Chand Jain Premi Director (Academic) B.L. Institute of Indology Invitation: 2014.05.25...
Posted: 17.04.2014
 
Jaina Studies at Ghent University North Indian Digambara Jainism (13th-17th century): The Age of the Bhaṭṭārakas Research project funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (2012-2016) From at least the thirteenth century onwards to the late 19th century we find only scattered references to the naked, peripatetic male ascetics ( Munis ) which now seem so emblematic for the Digambara Jaina tradition. For...
Posted: 08.04.2014
By Dr. Whitney Kelting
SOAS 16th Jaina Studies Workshop 2014 Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Video:
Posted: 08.04.2014
By Tillo Detige
SOAS 16th Jaina Studies Workshop 2014 Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Video:

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