Posted: 15.04.2008
 
Jaina Art and Architecture (10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS, 6-7 March 2008) The Annual Jain Lecture (followed by a reception) Maruti Nandan P. Tiwari (Banaras Hindu University) New Approach to the Study of Jaina Art and Architecture Thursday 6.3.2008, 18.00-19.30 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square The 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Friday 7.3.2008, SOAS, Russell Square, Brunei...
Posted: 14.04.2008
 
6th-7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG To mark the tenth Jaina Studies Workshop of the Centre of Jaina Studies at SOAS, the conference will celebrate the role of art and architecture in the Jaina tradition. It will focus both on objects of art themselves and on the Jain attitudes towards and ways of using religious art and...
Posted: 13.04.2008
By Dr. Janice Leoshko
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Dr. Janice Leoshko Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas Defining Jain Elements at Udayagiri-Khaṇḍagiri, Orissa Abstract: Udayagiri-Khandagiri in Orissa is well known for its long-enduring religious activity. The Jain temple at the top of Khaṇḍagiri was noted in the early...
Posted: 12.04.2008
By Dr. Lisa Nadine Owen
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Dr. Lisa Nadine Owen Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Visual Arts. University of North Texas Demarcating Sacred Space: The Jina Images atKalugumalai Abstract: In the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, there are a number of medieval Jain sites that feature large boulders or outcrops of...
Posted: 11.04.2008
By Niels Hammer, Prof. Olle Qvarnström
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Prof. Olle Qvarnström & Niels Hammer Department of History and Anthropology of Religion, Lund University, Sweden The Jain Cave Paintings at Ellora In one of the compartments of the Jain cave, Indra Sabha, 34 paintings decorate the inner shrine (garbhagṛha) and the main hall. These...
Posted: 10.04.2008
By John Henry Rice
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS John Henry Rice History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Orienting Jaina Polity: Temple Building in Vijayanagara-Period Kanara Abstract: Karnataka’s narrow coastal zone known as Kanara underwent profound economic, political, social, and religious transformations during...
Posted: 09.04.2008
By Dr. R. Uma Maheshwari
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS R. Uma Maheshwari, JNU, New Delhi Sites of Identity: Village and Community in Tamil Jaina Stories The Tamil Jainas today are categorised as a ‘minority’ community in Tamilnadu - their population being around 30, 000. It has been a long way for a community which has a recorded existence in...
Posted: 08.04.2008
By Dr. Christoph Emmrich
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Dr. Christoph Emmrich, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto The Man Who Fell From The Gopuram: Picking Up Pieces In Kanchi Abstract: Though today of the fabled 83 temples of Jina Kanchi only one is left standing, it is surprising to learn that allegedly there are...
Posted: 03.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Alvappillai Veluppillai
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS South Indian Jainism: The Role of Religious Polemics in Tamil Prof. Alvappillai Veluppillai, University of Arizona, Tempe Abstract: This paper will trace the development South Indian Jainism in general and Tamil Jainism in particular, focusing on the role of religious po­lemics in Tamil. The...
Posted: 02.04.2008
By Dr. Max Deeg
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Indian Influence on Mani Reconsidered: The Case of Jainism Dr. Max Deeg, Deptartment of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University Abstract: When Antique or late-Antique or Middle-Eastern authors write on Indian religion, especially on the so-called śramaṇa-movements, it is usually...
Posted: 01.04.2008
By Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Mevissen
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS North Bengal (Ancient Varendra): An Innovative Sub-Centre Of Jaina Sculptural Art Part 2 Dipl. Ing. Gerd J. R. Mevissen Institut für indische Philologie und Kunstgeschichte, Freie Universität Berlin Behind the head of Ṛṣabha rises a disproportionate thick shaft surmounted by a small triple...
Posted: 31.03.2008
By Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Mevissen
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS North Bengal (Ancient Varendra): An Innovative Sub-Centre Of Jaina Sculptural Art Part 1 Dipl. Ing. Gerd J. R. Mevissen Institut für indische Philologie und Kunstgeschichte, Freie Universität Berlin As far as Jainism is concerned, North Bengal (ancient Varendra) can almost be regarded as a terra...
Posted: 28.03.2008
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Jain Sacred Places: Sammeta Śikhara Dr. Peter Flügel SOAS Abstract: Sammeta Śikhara is the most important Jaina pilgrimage site. Twenty of the twenty-four tīrthaṅkaras, most prominently Pārśva, are said to have attained nirvāṇaon the peaks of Pārasnāth Hill in Jharkhand, which at some...
Posted: 23.03.2008
By Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS The Vijñaptipatras: Texts and Representations Prof. Nalini Balbir, University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle Abstract: The invitation scrolls (vijñaptipatra) sent by Jain lay communities to Svetambara mendicants in order to request them to spend a rainy season in their particular locality are an...
Posted: 19.03.2008
By Prof. Avadhanula Vijaya Kumar Babu
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Jaina Stupa at Vaddamanu, Andhra Pradesh: A Study Prof. Avadhanula Vijaya Kumar Babu, Osmania University, Hyderabad Abstract: Vaddamanu, mentioned as Wudlamaanu in the 1887 report of Robert Sewell, and as Vadhamaanu, in the topo sheet of 1926, is a small vil­lage lying on 16'' 32' Latitude on...
Posted: 18.03.2008
By Dr. Robert J. Del Bonta
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS From Narrative to Icon: The Bāhubali Image at Śravaṇabeḷgoḷa Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà, San Francisco One of the most popular images created by the Digambara Jainas is that of Bahubali, the son of the first tirthankara, Rsabha. In turn, the most famous such image is the colossal monolith at...
Posted: 17.03.2008
 
Thursday, 6th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS The Annual Jain Lecture Reception Brunei Gallery Suite Video:, Photos:
Posted: 13.03.2008
By Prof. Dr. Maruti Nandan P. Tiwari
Thursday, 6th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS The Annual Jain Lecture Prof. Maruti Nandan P. Tiwari Abstract: New Approach To The Study Of Jaina Art & Architecture Jainism as one of the three main religious and cultural streams of India has contributed immensely to the art heritage of India. I will focus on some of the areas of Jaina Art...
Posted: 12.03.2008
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Thursday, 6th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Group Photo Speakers and audience. Among the audience were William Johnson (Cardiff), Emma Salter (Huddersfied), Lynn Foulston (Newport), MAureen Michaelson, Anne Vallely (Ottawa), Michael Willis (British Museum), Crispin Branfoot (SOAS), Jagdish P. Sharma (Hawaii), etc. Huddersfield, Johnson,...
Posted: 11.03.2008
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Organisers: Peter Flügel (SOAS), Olle Qvarnstrom (Lund University) and Nicholas Barnard (V&A) The conference is co-organised and co-sponsored by the Centre of Jai­na Studies at SOAS, the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Lund ( http://www.sasnet.lu.se/indrellund.html ) and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (...

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