Posted: 14.05.2018
By Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir
namo daṃsaṇassa, namo nāṇassa, namo cārittassa Jay Jinendra Hon'ble Minister Anantakumarji, respected guests, ladies and gentlemen, Today, despite our specificities or differences, we are all assembled here, in Shravanabelgola, because we are united through one bond: our concern for Prakrit in its diverse manifestations. Organizing a Prakrit International Conference is far from obvious, whether in India...
Posted: 17.02.2015
By Dr. Eva De Clercq
On Jaina Apabhraṃśa Praśastis.pdf
Posted: 13.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 9. The Universal History Literature on the Universal History is different from Varga Literature in so far as the latter potentially carries possibilities of endless variations whereas the former is concerned with a definite mythological subject, the history of the sixty-three great men. However, in terms of complexity and quantity...
Posted: 12.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 7. Specifications vis-ā-vis § 6 (and figs. 1-2) ( Narrative units :) Our analyses (in parentheses) of the nine narrative units of Ant. do not refer to their contents but to the works Which are required to fill the gaps. These works are enumerated after the abbreviation va°REP, e.g. «va°REP (Ant., …)». The titles are...
Posted: 11.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 5. Antakṛddaśāḥ We have selected the 8th aṅga Antakṛddaśāḥ in order to demonstrate the main types of repetition (§ 3) as found in Varga Literature. Ant. has been studied by A. Weber and W. Schubring. The translation by L. D. Barnett (Barnett, Ant.) was to a large extent the basis of our analysis. For the Digambara...
Posted: 10.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 3. Var ṇ aka-Repetition and Hero-Variation Repetition in Indian literature can be studied in more than one way. Scholars have made numerous observations in different parts of Indian literature, narrative and non-narrative, which demonstrate the enormous role played by repetition. But it is difficult to arrange the material in a...
Posted: 09.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Indologica Taurinensia (Vol. XI, 1983, pp. 27-75). § 1. Introduction By using the word «repetition» in the title of the present paper we do not want to indicate that we are concerned with a well-defined phenomenon. As a consequence, no systematic presentation or classification can be envisaged. We can also not claim to have come across specific repetition phenomena which have not...
Posted: 29.02.2012
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Some Salient Features of the Narratives in Kumarapālapratibodha A Research Paper presented in a National Seminar organized by the Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages on 'Kathā in Sanskrit and Prakrit Literature' , during 17th-19th February 2012 Introduction: There is absolutely no need to elaborate the richness of narrative literature in Prakrit, in this scholarly assembly. At least for 26 hundred...
Posted: 12.01.2012
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Re-interpretation of the 'Mithyāśruta-Passage' in Nandī A paper presented in the International Conference on 'Influence of Jainism in Art, Culture & Literature' organized by JU-CMS, Banglore on 2nd January 2012] Presented by: Professor Dr. Nalini Joshi, Seth H.N. Jain Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Pune .
Posted: 01.12.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
This essay was published in the Journal of the Oriental Institute (Baroda), JOI 22, 1973, pp. 455-463. To make this online reissue citeable, the page numbers are added to the text (see squared brackets). Nikṣepa - A Jaina Contribution to Scholastic Methodology [455] The beginnings of brahmanical learning and science sprang from the needs of the interpretation and correct tradition of the Veda; Jaina monastic...

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