Dr. Priyadarshana Jain

Updated: 16.06.2010


E-Mail: jainpriyaa[at]yahoo.co.uk


  • M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D in Jainology
  • Diploma in Prakrit from Apabhramsha Sahitya Academy,Jaipur
  • Head of the Dept of Jainology, University of Madras, Chennai-600005
  • Course Co-ordinator for Prakrit Studies in Chennai
  • 12 yrs of teaching Jainology besides Comparative Religion and Philosophy at the post-graduate level.
  • 6yrs of teaching Prakrit for the Certificate and Diploma programs.
  • Serving as Resource person for Jainism for Indian and foreign students and also been the resource person for ISSJS for 3 programs spread over 3 yrs
  • Moduled the PG Diploma program in Jainism and compiled 7 books as study material.
  • Making PP-Presentations on Jainism for city schools and colleges.
  • Visited UK, the USA and Thailand for lectures on and projects related to Jainism and inter-faith Dialogue.
  • Authored 2 books(1 is under publication),Translated 3 books on Jainism from Hindi/Prakrit to English, presented papers at national and international Seminars.
    Interests include: Teaching Jainism effectively through original and secondary sources.


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