Prakrit Studies in India

Published: 27.04.2014
Updated: 02.07.2015

2014.01.14 NIPSAR - Conversation Programme 5829

National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research


 

Prakrit language has been a link between old Indo-Āryan and middle Indo-Āryan languages. The cultural heritage of India has been preserved in the literature and inscriptions of Prakrit language. The zeel to learn Prakrit and further critical study of Prakrit texts has increased in some institutions and universities of India during last few years. Some research work has also been done on Prakrit Texts by Western scholars with other classical languages and philosophy. A detail survey and exhaustive study in this field is required. A brief information about the prominent Prakrit Departments, Institutions and Publishers is given here.

a) Prakrit Departments in the Universities:

  1. Department of Jainology and Prakrits, Mysore
  2. Department of Jainology and Prakrits, Udaipur
  3. Department of Prakrit -Pali, Gujrat University, Ahmedabad
  4. Department of Pali- Prakrit, University of Nagapur.
  5. Department of Sanskrit-Prakrit, V.K.S. University, Arrah.
  6. Department of Sanskrit-Pali-Prakrit, Pune Vidyapeeth.
  7. Department of Sanskrit-Pali, Jabalpur.
  8. Department of Jainology, Karnataka University, Dharwad.
  9. Department of Ardhamagdhi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
  10. Department of Jainology, Madras University, Chennai.
  11. Department of Prakrit, Magadh University, Bodhhagaya.
  12. Department of Sanskrit- Prakrit, Sagar University.
  13. Department of Pali- Prakrit, Hemachandracharya University, Patna.
  14. Department of Prakrit and Jain Agam, Sanskrit University, Varanasi.
  15. Department of Sanskrit-Prakrit, J.V.B., Ladnun..
  16. Prakrit Study Research Centre, R.S.S., Jaipur.
  17. Dept. of Prakrit Literature, L.B.S.S. University, New Delhi.

b) Institutions conducting Prakrit Studies:

  1. Research Institute of Prakrit Jainology and Ahimsa, Vaishli.
  2. P.V. Research Institute, Varanasi.
  3. L.D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad.
  4. National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research, Shravanabelagola
  5. B.L. Institute of Indology, Delhi.
  6. Bharatiya Jnanapeeth, New Delhi.
  7. Veer Seva mandir, New Delhi.
  8. Kundakunda Bharati, New Delhi.
  9. Prakrit Bharati Academy, Jaipur.
  10. Kundakunda Gyanapeeth, Indore.
  11. Ganesh Prasad Varni Shodh Sansthan, Varnasi
  12. Apabhramsa Academy, Jaipur.
  13. Centre for Jain Studies, Rajasthap University, Jaipur
  14. Prakrit Texts Society, Ahmedabad.
  15. Agam- Ahimsa-Samaba and Prakrit Sansthan, Udaipur.
  16. Extension Institute of Prakrit Studies, Udaipur
  17. Jain Vishwa Bharati University, Ladnun.


Some Senior Western Prakrit Scholars

1.

Lebber Julious

Vajjalagam

1913.

2.

Frank R. Otto

Hemachandra

1886.

3.

Wilhelm Printz

Bhasa

1919.

4.

Albrecht Hoefer

Prakrit Dialect

1936.

5.

Hertee

Canonical Literature

1922.

6.

Bollee Wilhelm

Suyagado

1953.

7.

Adelheid Mette

Pindeshana

1972.

8.

Walter Schubring

Kalpasutra

1904

9.

Glassenap Helmath Von

Karma Grantha

1915.

10.

Alsdorf Ludwig

Mahapurana

1935.

11.

Jacobi Hermann

Jainsutras

1943.

12.

Klaus Bruhn

Caupannamaha Purisa Cariyam

1954

13.

Collet Cailat

Chedasutra

1966.

14.

Orthence

Mūlāradhana

1975.

15.

Roth Gustava

Nayadhamakaha

1952.

16.

Jozef Deleu

Upangasutra

1969.

17.

R. Williams

Manipatcrit

1959.

18.

M. Winternitz

Prakrit stories

1946.

19.

R. Pichel

Prakrit Grammar

1949.

20.

Nalin Balbir

Manuscriptology

1990.

21.

Peter Flugel

Jain Sangh

2000.

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  5. Apabhramsa
  6. Chennai
  7. Delhi
  8. Dharwad
  9. Flugel
  10. Ganesh Prasad Varni
  11. Hemachandra
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  23. L.D. Institute Of Indology
  24. Ladnun
  25. M. Winternitz
  26. Madras
  27. Magadh
  28. Mandir
  29. Manuscriptology
  30. Mysore
  31. National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research
  32. New Delhi
  33. Patna
  34. Prakrit
  35. Prakrit Bharati Academy
  36. Prasad
  37. Pune
  38. Sagar
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