Posted: 12.07.2016
By Prof. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst
International Journal of Jaina Studies International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 12, No. 1 (2016) 1-10 Abstract Unlike the Buddhists, Jaina authors have contributed in an important manner to the history of mathematics in India. Unfortunately many of their texts have not survived, but what has survived allows us to form a good impression. The present paper concentrates on the way in which Jaina...
Posted: 13.07.2015
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 6, No. 5 (2010) 1-13 Abstract Toward the end of the Banārsī Vilās, the “collected works” of Banārsīdās (1586-1643) that was compiled by his colleague Jagjīvanrām in 1644, there is a curious seven-caupāī composition entitled Gorakhnāth ke Vacan, or “The Sayings of Gorakhnāth.” The text, which may or may not have been authored by...
Posted: 18.03.2015
By Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 3 (2015) 1-19 Abstract In the classical framework of Indian philosophy, the different schools of thought agree on the fact that the correctness of an inference relies on a special necessary relation standing between the evidence-property and the target-property. In this framework, there is a controversy between Buddhist and Jain philosophers...
Posted: 17.03.2015
By Dipak Jadhav
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 2 (2015) 1-21 Abstract This paper brings the formula d = S ÷ n²k into light and discusses its various aspects including its context in Jaina philosophy. It was set forth and utilized by Nemicandra (c. 981) in the Gommaṭasāra (Karmakāṇḍa) in order to demonstrate the lower-thought-activity ( adhaḥ pravṛtta karaṇa ). The...
Posted: 04.03.2015
By Ruth Satinsky
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015) 1-24 Abstract Willibald Kirfel (1920/1990), in his major study of Indian cosmology, Die Kosmographie der Inder nach den Quellen dargestellt, compares the Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina cosmological systems, and concludes that the early Brahmanical cosmology forms the basis of the later cosmology found in the epics and Purāṇas, and...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Luitgard Soni
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 10, No. 2 (2014) 1-14 Abstract The article focuses on two modes of dying described in the Mūlārādhanā and illustrated by respective stories in the Bṛhat-Kathākośa: the death by renouncing food and drink and the death by killing oneself. Special reference is given to the telling of the stories in the process of 'assisted death' where the...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Shubha Majumder
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 10, No. 1 (2014) 1-32 Abstract Rāḍha, an important geo-cultural unit of ancient Bengal, was closely associated with the development of different religious traditions. Jainism, which is one of the ancient religions of India, has strong associations with the settlement parameters of this geo-cultural unit from a very early time. The present article...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Prof. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 1 (2013) 1-11 Abstract Ājīvikism, a vanished Indian religion, has been admirably studied by A. L. Basham in his 1951 monograph. Since then, a renewed study of the existing evidence has led to an improved understanding of this religion. New evidence, moreover, has shown that this religion remained intellectually active and influential at least...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Paul Dundas
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 2 (2013) 1-47 Abstract The Śvetāmbara teacher Hemacandra Maladhārin (eleventh-twelfth century) is often confused with his near contemporary Hemacandra Kalikālasarvajña. This paper analyses the sources describing his life and works and goes on to focus upon his Prakrit verse collection, the Upadeśamālā , and his autocommentary, the...
Posted: 23.12.2014
By Dr. Ulrich Timme Kragh
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 3 (2013) 1-53 Abstract The article critically discusses the underlying principles for the writing of literary history. It rejects a universalized model and proposes a new approach of "localized literary history" that is theoretically rooted in metahistorical concepts of "textory" and "sub-text". The method takes its starting point in local...

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