Posted: 15.10.2012
By Moriz Winternitz
The essay by the German indologist Moritz Winternitz was published in The Golden Book of Tagore , published on the occasion of the seventieth birthday of Rabindranath Tagore in 1931. The author is well-known for his three-volume study on History of Indian Literature (German Title: Geschichte der indischen Literatur , 3 vol., Leipzig 1905-1922). This reissued paper on Ahiṁsā presents, however, an unkonwn...
Posted: 12.06.2012
By Prof. Dr. S. Prabhakar
The paper was published in February 1982 in Pratishthapana - A Commemoration Volume of the Pratishthapana and the Mahamastakabhisheka Ceremons of Bhagawan Bahubali at Dharmasthala , pp. 9-11. The colossal statue of Bhagawan Bahubali that now stands on the hillock, Bahubali Vihar, at Dharmasthala is a piece of marvellous granite sculpture carved in recent years. It is one of the greatest sculptures of its kind...
Posted: 11.05.2012
By Luigi Pio Tessitori
This essay by Dr. Luigi Pio Tessitory was completed on 16th November, 1917 at Bikaner and published by Shri Vriddhichandraji Jain Sabha. III. One auspicious morning of the year 1908 a large meeting assembled in the premises of the Yaśovijaya Jaina Pāṭhaśālā, under the presidency of His Highness the Maharaja of Benares. It was for the purpose of presenting to Dharma Vijaya a sa ṃ mānapatra signed by...
Posted: 10.05.2012
By Luigi Pio Tessitori
This essay by Dr. Luigi Pio Tessitory was completed on 16th November, 1917 at Bikaner and published by Shri Vriddhichandraji Jain Sabha. II. The chaturm ā sa of the year 1900 was spent in Mahuwa, Dharma Vijaya's native place. Since his consecration as a monk in 1887, he had never been in his native place again. When he arrived there in 1900, he found his father dead, but his mother and his sisters and others...
Posted: 09.05.2012
By Luigi Pio Tessitori
This essay by Dr. Luigi Pio Tessitory was completed on 16th November, 1917 at Bikaner and published by Shri Vriddhichandraji Jain Sabha. I. If I were called upon to express my opinion - of whatever value my poor opinion may be - concerning the Jain Ācārya Vijaya Dharma Sūri, I should not hesitate to say that he is the most noteworthy figure of whom the entire Jain community of India may boast at the present...
Posted: 19.04.2012
By C.R. Jain
The text, based on a lecture given by C.R. Jain, is an interesting document of contemporary history, which gives an impression of the interpretation of Ahiṁsā in the 1930's, when the struggle for independence changed the Indian society and the world feared of a second world-war. Hence, the author's opinion on marriage, women equalities etc. reflects the spirit of time and must be read in the historical...
Posted: 18.04.2012
By C.R. Jain
Comparative Antiquity of Jainism (1934) I propose in this article to place before the world, the result of investigation in comparative religion, in so far as it tends to fix the comparative ages of the two of the world's oldest religions, namely, Jainism and Hinduism. I am aware that my views are not very likely to be acceptable to the generality of the readers at present, but ī am confident that they shall...
Posted: 05.04.2012
By Paul Thomas
This article based on a chapter of the book by Paul Thomas on Hindu Religion. Customs and Manners (Describing the Customs and Manners, Religious, Social and Domestic Life, Arts and Sciences of the Hindus, Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala, 1948). In addition to the informative depiction of Jain religion, the photos and illustrations are of special historic interest. Vardhamana, called Mahavira (the great hero), the...
Posted: 03.04.2012
By Ratachand Hirachand
The paper, published in September 1977 in Hindutva (Vol. VIII, No. 6, pp. 19-25, 32), was primarily adressed to a Hindu readership to improve their knowledge on Jainism. In this sense the essay gives an interesting overview of some aspects of Jaina religion, even if the information on the Dravidas, given in the last section, is not reliable from an academic point of view. Before the 19th Century, the...
Posted: 29.03.2012
By Prof. Lothar Wendel
The paper was published in The Voice of Ahinsa - The Indo-German Special Number (Vol. VI, No. 10 - October 1956, pp. 367-377, 397) Some of the greatest achievements of Western Literature betray a peculiar relationship to Eastern Thought. So the cosmology of Dante's ' Divine Comedy' is according to Heinrich Zimmer strangely similar to Jain cosmology. In the great philosophical novel of Honore de Balzac ' Peau de...

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