Posted: 21.07.2008
 
Gentlemen, I have now been three days in your town of Ladnun where I have been invited by the Jain Swetambar Terapanthi Community. I have enjoyed your great hospitality and I gladly avail myself of this opportunity to offer my cordial thanks to all who have come from near distant places to meet me and who have vied with each other to make my stay in Ladnun a very pleasant and successful one. As I am the first...
Posted: 05.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
Issue 18 Maurice Bloomfield, The First American Scholar Of Jainism John Cort Analyses The Pioneering Contribution Of A Unique Academic The early study of the Jains took place in Great Britain, Italy, France and especially Germany. British studies were made largely within the context of the imperial rule of India. Authors such as Major James Delemaine, Lieutenant-Colonel William Miles, W. Franklin, H. T...
Posted: 05.12.2007
By Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée
Books: 1970 Kunalajataka. London. 1977 Studien zum Suyagada I. Heidelberg 1980 The padas of the Suttanipata. Reinbek. 1983 Reverse index of the Dhammapada, Suttanipata, Thera- and Therigatha padas with parallels from the Ayaranga, Suyagada, Uttarajjhaya, Dasaveyaliya and Isibhasiyaim. Reinbek. 1988 Studien zum Suyagada II. Heidelberg. 1994 Materials for an Edition and Study of the Pinda- and Oha- Nijjuttis of...
Posted: 18.08.2007
 
Prof Dr.Colette CAILLAT started with classical studies in Latin and Greek, being particularly interested by grammatical and linguistic aspects. She was then almost naturally led to the study of Sanskrit, which she studied with Prof. Louis Renou (1896-1966), and Prof. Jules Bloch (1880-1953) when he replaced Renou who was in India. Although the main subject was Sanskrit, the tastes and special interests of Jules...
Posted: 16.08.2007
 
Dr Balbir is currently Professor for Indian Studies (Études indiennes) at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris-3), and since the year 2000 also Directeur d'Etudes for Middle-Indian Philology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris (Section des Sciences historiques et philologiques). As a trained philologist, her main areas of research are Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Theravada Buddhism,...
Posted: 30.07.2007
 
Hertel's inaugural lecture was on Shvetambara Jain literature from Gujarat. He maintained that Jain narrative literature was of a standard higher than that of the Buddhists. The Jains wrote for a wider audience not limited to the educated as did the Brahmins. They used easier languages like Prakrit, Apabhramsa, Hindi, Gujerati and Rajasthani in the fairy tales, parables, and fables.
Posted: 29.07.2007
 
Max Mueller is one of the best-known Indologists, partly because of his successful efforts to address the general public. He repeatedly drew attention to the uniqueness of the Veda and awakened interest in Indology among educated people. What he claimed to be the object and aim of philology was certainly his own aim too, "to learn what man is, by learning what man has been."
Posted: 28.07.2007
 
Wilhelm Geiger studied the Avesta and the culture of ancient Iran. Later, he became interested in Buddhism and the culture of Ceylon. Geiger's contributions were outstanding in both fields. His interests were not confined to philological and historical subjects. He also studied contemporary political problems and contributed articles to daily newspapers.
Posted: 27.07.2007
 
Heinrich Zimmer Jr. was influenced by the writings of John Woodroff and C.G. Jung in his interpretations of Indian myths and legends. He also studied philosophy and yoga. Heinrich Zimmer was born in Greifswald on 6.12.1890. His father, Heinrich Friedrich Zimmer (1851- 1910) was a professor of Indology and comparative linguistics. Heinrich Zimmer Jr. studied Hebrew literature, German philology and history of art...
Posted: 26.07.2007
 
Moriz Winternitz was an outstanding scholar who wrote on religion, folk­lore, the epics and Sanskrit literature. He is best remembered for his "His­tory of Indian Literature,“ a work in three volumes, which is considered indispensable for teachers and stu­dents alike. Winternitz was also one of the co-sponsors of a critical edition of the Mahabharata, a project that held his attention throughout...

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