Pierre Paul Amiel

Published: 01.03.2010


Born: 28-09-1931




Pierre Amiel visiting Mahavira,
Asian Arts Museum,
Nice, France, 2010

Pierre Paul AMIEL is a graduate of French University. Honorary Chief Executive in Local Government Administration, he has many national distinctions. Since more than twenty years he makes researches and studies on the Jains and their faith. In addition to his translations of books on Mahāvlra and on Jainism, he has given numerous conferences and lectures and written many articles in several magazines. He is a Member of" Ahimsa International " and of the Advisory Council of "Ahimsa Times". French translations of Jain sacred books and other texts on website jainworld.com have largely been produced by him. Till today no book like this one had been published giving an informative and accurate look on the Jains living outside India at the present time.


Pierre Paul AMIEL is a passionate of India, of its culture and traditions. He has established numerous links with Jain leaders in India, U.K., the USA and Canada.

After having published his French rendering of

  • "Lord Mahāvīra" by Bool Chand
  • "Aspects of Jaina Religion" by Vilas Adinath Sangave,

he has written in 2003 a book on the Jains Today In The World. This is the English version of his very instructive and authentic work. He gives here uptodate information on the followers of one of the most ancient religion of India, on their history, their diversity, their sacred books, their numerous splendid temples in India and abroad, the life of their laymen, laywomen and ascetics, their rituals, cults, religious festivals and influences in India and the various countries were they have now living communities in the world.

All people fond of non-violence, tolerance, respect of life and peace will like to read this book that affords many news on the followers, from many centuries till today, of this admirable tradition whose aspects remain bad known even by very learned ones. It is a philosophy and a religion that are extremely relevant to our present world, at the beginning of this so disturbed XXIth century.


  • Jains Today In The World
    Publisher: Parshwanath Vidyapeeth, I.T.I. Road KARUNDI P.O. B.H.U. VARANASI 221005 (INDIA)



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