Dr. Manju Nahata

Updated on: 15.07.2015

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Born: 14.11.1955 in Gangashahar, Rajasthan

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E-Mail: manjunahata55(at)gmail.com

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Born on 14th November 1955 (Gangashahar, Rajasthan) to Shri Khemchandji and Smt. Gulabdevi Sethia, Dr. Manju Nahata is a multi-dimensional personality, a Jain scholar and artist of distinction. Her diligent efforts to study and teach Jain philosophy has been aided by the support of her husband, Shri Surendraji Nahata (Sardarshahar, Rajasthan).

Education

Ph.D in Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy, Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun, Rajasthan. Research thesis - ‘Interpretation of Anekantvada through Paintings’

1999-2002

M.A. in Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy, Jain Vishva Bharati University, Rajasthan. Secured 1st Division

1997-1999

B.A, Jain Vishva Bharati University, Rajasthan. Secured 1st Division

1993-1996

Diploma Course (4 Years) of Visual Arts in Indian Style of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. Secured 1st Class

1990-1994

Additional Courses

Elementary and Advanced Courses in Prakrit Language and Literature, Bhogilal Leharchand Institute of Indology, Delhi

2004, 2007

Special training in Bengal School of Art under Sri Dhirendra Nath Brahma, Kolkata

1994-2006

Special training in Rajasthani style of painting under Kalavid Dwarka Prasad Sharma, Jaipur

1992-1994

Certificate Course in Museum Studies on Indian Art, Indian Museum, Kolkata

1990

Certificate Course in Art and Aesthetics, Birla Academy of Art & Culture. Kolkata

1989

Course in French language (1 year), Alliance Francais, Kolkata

1983

Spoken French Audio Visual Course (6 months) at Alliance Francais, Kolkata

1978

Awards and Honours

Shravika Gaurav’ Honour by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal, India for Outstanding Work in Jain Studies and Propagation of Jain Philosophy

2009

Jain Vidya Puraskar’ from Jain Vishva Bharati, Rajasthan, for Research work in Jain Philosophy

2005

‘Pratibha Puraskar’ by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal for contribution in the field of Jain Art

2000

Special Prize from Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata, for a Painting on Lord Mahavira

1994

Award for Excellence by Institute of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata for Proficiency in Indian Painting

1994

‘Mrinal Kanti Award’ by Institute of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata for Outstanding Work in Indian Painting

1993

‘Brahmi Kala Puraskar’ by Vichar Manch, Kolkata, for Proficiency in Art

1990

Group Exhibitions

A Memorabilia on Jainism’, organised by Bhagavan Mahavira 2600th Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee, Kolkata

2001

Annual Exhibition organised by Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata

1995

All India 59th Annual Exhibition Organised by the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

1994

Annual Exhibition organised by Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata

1994

Annual Exhibition organised by Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata

1993

Annual Exhibition organised by Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata

1992

Art in Aluminium, organised by Indian Aluminium Company Ltd. at Gallery Chemould, Kolkata

1992

Annual Exhibition organised by Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata

1991

Solo Exhibitions

Illustration of the ‘Quotes of Acharya Tulsi’, at Florida International University, Miami, USA

2014

Replica of the Mural Painting (56’ x 4’) on ‘Life of the Jain Acharya, Ganadhipati Tulsi, at Florida International University, Miami, USA

2014

Replica of the Mural Painting (56’ x 4’) on ‘Life of the Jain Acharya, Ganadhipati Tulsi, at Jaina Convention, Detroit, USA

2013

Mural Painting (56’ x 4’) on the ‘Life of the Jain Acharya, Ganadhipati Tulsi’, at Indian Museum, Kolkata

2006

‘Nirakar: Sakar’, paintings based on the 24 Jain Tirthankaras, at Birla Academy Art & Culture, Kolkata

1997

Aluminium Foil Paintings at Kolkata

1987

Commision

Painted 1000 (approx.) Jain manuscripts written by Jain monks and nuns

2000-2010

Lectures

Many splendored hues of Modern Jainism under the aegis of Acharya Tulsi’ at ‘Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism’ International Conference, Florida International University, USA

2014

‘Importance of Jainism and Namaskar Mahamantra at Terapanth Professional Forum, Kolkata

2010

Series of lectures at Bodhi Vyakhyanmala, Kolkata

‘Namaskar Mahamantra’
Gunasthan in Jain philosophy’
‘Why do we Celebrate Samavatsri?’
‘Karmic theory in Jainism’

2006-2007

Jain Mathematics and its cultural underpinnings’ at the Annual Conference of Association for Improvement of Mathematics Teaching

2006

Presented a ‘Painting Exhibition on Anekant at the International Seminar on Anekant: A dialogue on Human Concerns, Vadodara, Gujarat organised by Jain Vishva Bharati University

2002

‘Anekantvada through Paintings’ at National Symposium on Anekant -Theory and Practice, Gangashahar, Rajasthan organised by Jain Vishva Bharati University

2001

Teaching Experience

Jain Scholar Scheme by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal - taught Elementary Prakrit Language and Jain Karmic Theory

2011-present

Taking Contact Classes in Hindi Literature and Jainology for M.A and B.A. students of Jain Vishva Bharati University’s Distant Education Course

2000-present

Conceptualized & initiated (elementary, intermediate and advanced) courses in Jainism: history, culture, philosophy & karmic theory

2004-present

Professional Affiliations

Senate Member of Jain Vishva Bharati University, Rajasthan

2011-2014

Chief Editor of  ‘Abhyudaya’ monthly journal of Jain Shwetambar Terapanthi Mahasabha, India

2006-2012

Director of Jain Scholar Scheme of Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal, India

2011- present

Convener of ‘Bhikshu Granthagar’ Library of Jain Shwetambar Terapanthi Mahasabha, Kolkata

2006-2012

Articles and Reviews

Hindustan Times, Kolkata, ‘Mural Tribute to Jain Guru

August 2006

The Tribune, Chandigarh, ‘The Peaceful Liberators, again’

March 2002

The Economic Times, Kolkata, ‘Elaborate Narrative Tableaux’

August 1997

The Statesman, Kolkata, ‘More than a Pastime’

August 1997

The Asian Age, Kolkata, ‘Tirthankaras come alive on canvas’

August 1997

The Telegraph, Kolkata, ‘Laudable Endeavour’

December 1989

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