2014 ►JainPedia Newsletter ►Issue 8

Posted: 01.07.2014


JainPedia Newsletter



2014 ►JainPedia Newsletter ►Issue 8








Welcome and join me in celebrating 2 million page views of the JAINpedia site!

We are very excited to see the popularity of the  site, and look forward to continue bringing you even more articles and content.

In this issue of our Newsletter you will see a link to our new fundraising initiative -  please pledge and ensure the growth of this site, at the same time as rewarding yourself with our various prizes, such as as an exclusive tour of the Jain artefacts at the V&A or a personal invite to Ahimsa Day celebrations.

You can see some of our recently added articles in the 'Jain beliefs' section, which bring you some of the core concepts of the faith.

Also, come and attend some of the Institute of Jainology's partner events. 

If you would like to receive regular updates please 'Like' our facebook page and 'Follow' us on Twitter.

Mehool Sanghrajka









If every JAINpedia site visitor pledged £1, we'd be able to treble the site content!


We have set up a crowd sourced funding site. Beginning on 26th June 2014, the initial target is £10,000 though we also have stretch goals. As a pledger you can receive a variety of exciting rewards!!

Share our call and pledge to grow JAINpedia here 


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2014 ►JainPedia Newsletter ►Issue 8





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Read more about some of the basic principles in Jainism


To support the article on Jain beliefs we have just published six new articles.

Each of these articles gives an overview of the crucial elements of Jain doctrine. The new articles are on, the soul, karma, liberation, knowledge, non-violence, the cycle of birth and types of bodies.



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New Manuscripts


We have also recently added a beautiful example of an illustrated page of a sāmudrika-śāstra, which is held in the British Library collections. Sāmudrika-śāstras are texts giving details of physical features that indicate character and future events and experiences.


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New Discoveries


The Oriental Musuem at Durham Univeristy, recently discovered some Jain manuscripts in their archives, and are looking to add to them to the JAINpedia collection.

The Royal Asiatic Society are also putting in an application to digitize some more of their Jain manuscripts to add to JAINpedia.


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Upcoming Events





Young Jains Convention The Winning Hand 


The Institute of Jainology are proud to be sponsors of the Young Jains Convention. Register your place and get closer to having 'The Winning Hand'!

There is also a Kids Convention running alongside the Adult Convention.


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