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Jaina Studies: Proceedings of the DOT 2010 Panel in Marburg, Germany

By Jayandra Soni (Ed.)

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. DOT, the Deutsche Orientalistentag, is the German Oriental Studies Congress which, as the homepage says, takes place every three years. It is the most prominent conference of Oriental Studies in Germany convened by the Deutsche Morgenlandische Gesellschaft (DMG). Researchers and academics from various disciplines of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies participate. It is open to all researchers and is not subject to membership in the DMG. The 31st DOT was held in Marburg, Germany, from 20th to 24th September 2010. This volume contains the papers read in the Jaina Panel there on 23rd September 2010 for the section Indology and South Asian Studies.Pages, ills, maps etc. Contents: Introduction. 1. A Jain Assayer at the Sultan’s Mint. Thakkura Pheru and his Dravyapariksa/Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma. 2. Genealogical discourse and Jain Sectarian Promotion. Mantr Karmacandra-Vamsavali-Prabandha and the Kharataragaccha/Nalini Balbir. 3. An Example of Buddhist-Jaina Congruence in the Kalamasutta/Bhikkhu Pasadika. 4. Composition Areas in Vidyanandin’s Satyasasanapariksa: the First Part of the Uttarapaksa in the Chapter on Vaisesika/Himal Trikha. 5. Jaina epistemology revisited: On Erroneous cognition/Jayandra Soni. 6. Is the Syadvada true only from a certain point of view?/Anne Clavel. 7. Jaina Haveli temples in Northern India: Sources, Developments and ritual use/Julia A.B. Hegewald. 8. Interpreting new literary forms in Jain Medieval Literature: The Vibudhananda Play in Silanka’s Novel Caupannamahapurisacariya/Christine Chojnacki and Basile Leclere. 9. How to combine the Brhatkatha with Jain Universal History-Reflections on Sanghadasa’s Vasudevahindi/Anna Aurelia Esposito. 10. Jinabhadra’s Brhatsamgrahani and Malyagiri’s Commentary on it/Shin Fujinaga. Printed Pages: 231. NA


Jain Parampara Aur Shramad Sanskriti

By Dr. Dharamchand Jain,Dr. Hira Lal Jain

Sharada Publishing House, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 334. NA


A Stroll in Jainism: Upadhyaya Amar Muni Commemoration Volume

By Neeraj Kumar,Ram Mohan Das

Kaveri Book, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. The present volume A Stroll in Jainism is a co-operative academic venture, containing outstanding research papers of eminent scholars from different disciplines. It is expected to carry great message of Lord Mahaveer globally and make an abiding contribution to the spread of the ideas and philosophy of Jainism in non-Hindi speaking areas world over. This volume also brings to light new and valuable aspects of Jain literature lying hidden from the searching eyes of scholars and researchers. Contents:- Preface 1. Jainism : An overview/Upadhyaya Amar Muni 2. Anekantavada/Upadhyaya Amar Muni 3. Ideal Food/Upadhyaya Amar Muni 4. Service to Humanity/Upadhyaya Amar Muni 5. Acharya Mahaprajna : A Living Legend/Muni Prashant Kumar and Muni Lokaprakash `Lokesh` 6. The Jain Declaration on Nature/L.M. Singhvi 7. Banking and Currency in Ancient India/D.C. Jain 8. Pilgrimage : A Psychological Perspective/K.P. Krishna 9. Jainism in Magadh Region/M.K. Sharan 10. Mahaveer`s path of Sadhana/V.R. Agrawal 11. Concept of Gunasthanas, Action, Liberation, Soul and Matter in Jainism/P.C. Jain 12. Mahayogi Mahaveer : His Contribution to Jainism/P.C. Jain 13. Somadeva Suri and his Contribution to Jain Philosophy and Literature/P. Chenna Reddy 14. The Eternal Message of Jain Wisdom/D.C. Jain 15. Sravanabelagola : A world-famous Jain Shrine/C.M. Agrawal 16. Jainism and the Problem of Identity/M.P. Chaurasia 17. Mahaveera : An Inborn Sadhaka/Neeraj Kumar 18. Organization of the Narrative in Akhyanakamanikosa/Vimala Bafana 19. Jain Vishva Bharati Institute Printed Pages: 225. Stroll in Jainism: Upadhyaya Amar Muni Commemoration VolumeNeeraj Kumar,Ram Mohan Das9788174790484


Arhat Parsva and Dharanendra Nexus

By M. A. Dhaky

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1997. Hardcover. New. This book presents Buddhism from theBuddhist point of view. It is an earnest attempt of eleven devout Buddhist scholar s to describe the beliefs and practices of the Buddhist world twenty-five centuries after the Buddha. The need for such a book grewww out of conversations among fellows of the National Council of UAS on Religion in Higher Education. It was agreed that a fuller understanding of the leading non-Christian reiigions requires books written by men speaking from the point of view of their own faiths, and edited by a Westerner to make the meaning clear to readers brought up in the Greek-Hebrew-Christian Tradition. Bhikhu J.Kashyap of India has contributed the first chapter on the origin and expansion of buddhism. U.Thittila of Rengoon wrote the second chapter on the fundamental principles of the Theravada Buddhism. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya of Ceylon who wrote the third chapter was recommended as a man who cansdpaek for all Thravada countries. Printed Pages: 162. Arhat Parsva and Dharanendra NexusM. A. Dhaky9788120814851


A Comprehensive History of Jainism, 2 Vols (Vol. I: From the Earliest Beginnings to AD 1000), (Vol. II: AD 1000-1600)

By Asim Kumar Chatterjee

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2000. 2nd edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. In this book an attempt has been made to write a comprehensive and connected account about Jainism from 800 BC to the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Jainism is older than Buddhism and first to protest against Brahmanical Hinduism, though most of the authorities on Jainism were Brahmins by birth and a few Ksatriyas also took part in the propagation. Parsvanatha, who was the real founder and penultimate Tirthamkara of this religious system, lived 250 years before Gautama Buddha. Vardhamana Mahavira, a contemporary of Buddha was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthamkara of this religious system whereas Rsabhanatha was the first Tirthamkara. Mahavira made Jainism vastly popular with the masses of Northern India. Afterwards from first century BC, Jainism became popular in South India. Inspite of systematic vilification by the Buddhist and the Brahmins, Jainism still continues to be a dominant religious system in India, although there is practically no trace of the doctrine of Buddhism, in the country of its birth. Even now in India, some twenty million people are Jainas and they are quite prosperous. Towards the end, this book also carries descriptive account of the well-known Jaina tirthas (sacred places) and nearly three hundred places have been discussed. Printed Pages: 660. Comprehensive History of Jainism, 2 Vols (Vol. I: From the Earliest Beginnings to AD 1000), (Vol. II: AD 1000-1600)Asim Kumar Chatterjee9788121509305


Studies in the Bhagawatisutra

By Jogendra Chandra Sikdar (Author) & Nathmal Tatia (Frwd)

Indica Books, 1964. Hardcover. New. The Viyahapannatti (Vyakhyaprajnapti) or the Bhagvati, as it is popularly known, is the fifth Anga of the Jaina scripture. It is encyclopaedic in contents and gives a comprehensive glimpse of the various aspects of the life and society of ancient India over a range of several centuries beginning from the 6the century B.C.. One can learn from it everything About ancient Jainism- its traditions and history, dogmatics, the life and activities of Lord Mahavira and his attitude towards other sects and thinkers and his peculiar method of exposition and expression. The Bhagvati is also a veritable promptuary of legends and parables.Dr. Sikdar studied the text of the Bhagavatisutra with great care and patience under the guidance of two very eminent savants the late Dr. P.C. Bagchi and Dr. H.L. Jain. His studies spread over a number of years, primarily at Visva Bharati University and later on at Research Institute of Prakrit, Jainology & Ahimsa. As a devoted student of Ancient Indian History and Culture, he could with ease glean data from the Ardhamagadhi text and weave them into a connected and economic conditions, social life and education. He has also made an attempt to study the evolution of Jaina Philosophical thought as embodied in the Bhagavatisutra and also the literary value of the work. Printed Pages: 658. NA


Gems of Jaina Wisdom: Vol. III: Acharya Kundakunda: Pravacanasara, Rayansara, and Niyamsara

By Dashrath Jain,Prof. P.C. Jain

Keladevi Sumatiprasad Trust/Megh Prakashan, 2017. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Printed Pages: 232. NA


Jaina Dharma Ka Itihaas (Vol. 2: Historical Analysis and Extension of Jain Dharma)

By Kailash Chand Jain

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. History of Jainism has been divided into three parts — Jain history and its origin; its historic importance; and Jain religion during the interim periods — all covered in detail. Jainism during Mogul rule — its Social and Economic condition, has also been described. History of Jainism has been presented here in three parts. The first part tries to prove through the archaeological and literary sources the historicity of Tirthamkara, Parsvanatha and Mahavira, explaining their life and education besides religious, political, social, artistic and literary conditions of their times. The second part surveys the history of the Jaina dharma, its expansion and significance. The effects of Jaina dharma increased when Mauryas were ruling Magadha and Kharawelas ruled Orissa. No doubt, the period from the 9th to 12th centuries ce was a golden time in the history of Jainism and even traders, labourers and craftsmen were highly influenced by it during Kusana period. Seen geographically, Cauhana, Paramara and Calukya were acting as watchmen for Jainism in the north and in the south it was being nourished by Calukya, Rastrakuta and Ganga (Kingdoms). Many Jaina temples were constructed, monuments erected in honour of their deities. This part illustrates the many ways in which Jainism was served by the Jaina monks, saints, scholars and the politicians and answers questions such as: What kind of religious and social unions were made after the division and what were their traditional characteristics? How were the different leagues and monastries of Jaina sages made? What was the lineage of various castes and how they originated? The third part, associated with the middle ages of Jainism, describes that even though there was Muslim rule, still many organizations were sponsored with the influence of Jainism. Truthfully, there was a decline in Jainism during the middle ages but it remained protected. Many pilgrimages and historical places were established with the great influence of Jainism. Dr A.H. Nizami has written here about the Muslim reign, conditions of Jainism and also about the admirable Jainas. Dr Surendra Gopal has described the social and financial conditions prevailing at this period. Dr Shyam Sunder Nigam has penned on the middle ages of India and Dr Prakash Chandra Jain has written about the Jaina religion in the Middle Ages in Malwa region. This monumental work will be a treat for the minds and eyes of people curious about Jainism. Printed Pages: 375. Jaina Dharma Ka Itihaas (Vol. 2: Historical Analysis and Extension of Jain Dharma)Kailash Chand Jain9788124603185


Hemacandra`s Dvyasrayakavya: A Literary and Cultural Study

By Satya Pal Narang

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1972. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. This work is an attempt to study various literary, historical, grammatical and cultural aspects of the Dvyasrayakavya written by Jain scholar Acarya Hemacandra 1088-1172 A.D. The Dvyasrayakavya has a unique place not only in the history of grammatical poems of Sanskrit literature but also for its historical value for the history of Caulukyas of Gujarat and for the cultural study of Gujarat during eleventh and twelfth century A.D. Life, personality, works and erudition of Hemacandra; Summary of the Dvyasrayakavya; Mythological allusions in the Dvyasrayakavya; literary study viz, as a mahakavya, language and style, figures of speech, characterization, metrical analysis etc.; Historical evaluation on the basis of various sources; various aspects of the grammatical study of the Dvyasrayakavya. Geographical data, polity and administration, social conditions, economic conditions fauna and flora and religious conditions, as reflected from the Dvyasrayakavya are the main contents of the work. It is followed by a bibliography and an index. Printed Pages: 304. NA


The Universe of Acharya Sushil Muni: The Philosophy of the World Religion
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The Universe of Acharya Sushil Muni: The Philosophy of the World Religion

By Acarya Dr Sadhvi Sadhana

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2005. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Acharya Sushil Muniji Maharaj gave spiritual guidance to the humanity at large and inspired them to realize peace through nonviolence. He propagated religion for peace, fully conscious of the fact that peace and harmony were essential for the survival of mankind and its abode-the planet Earth. The assiduous Saint Sushil Muni founded World Fellowship of Religions in order to project the humanitarian aspect of religion to meet multifarious challenges faced by the suffering humanity. He emphasized the need to save religion from distortions and misuse. As harbinger of world peace, he defined non-violence as the absence of hatred, tension, anger and discontentment. He enjoined upon all human beings to protect environment, help maintain ecological balance which is essential for the survival of humanity as well as plant and animal life. He was a strong votary of pollution-free mind and surroundings. His cherished dream for a peaceful and non-violent world can be realized by the pursuit of religion for universal peace in conformity with the noble ideals of Lord Rsabhanatha to Lord Mahavira. The humanitarian aspects of religion and the theory of non-violence with the perspective of ""World Religion"" of Muni Sushilji have been extensively described in this book-a biographical sketch of Muniji, the leader of humanity. Printed Pages: 518. Universe of Acharya Sushil Muni: The Philosophy of the World ReligionAcarya Dr Sadhvi Sadhana9788121510912


Monolithic Jinas: The Iconography of the Jain Temples of Ellora

By Jose Pereira

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1977. First edition. Softcover. Fine. 15 x 23 cm. Printed Pages: 204. NA


Deity and Spirit Possession in South Asia

By Frederick M. Smith

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2009. Hardcover. New. This book, winner of CHOICE outstanding Academic Title Award 2007, is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering the very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from negative, disease-producing possession for thousands of years. In South Asia possession has always been broader and more diverse than in the West, where it has been utmost entirely characterized as “demonic.” At best, spirit possession has been regarded as a medically treatable psychological ailment and at worst, as a condition that requires exorcism or punishment. In South (and East) Asia, ecstatic or oracular possession has been widely practiced throughout history, occupying a position of respect in early and recent Hinduism and in certain forms of Buddhism. Smith analyzes Indic literature from all ages—the earliest Vedic texts; the Mahabharata; Buddhist, Jain, yogic, Ayurvedic, and Tantric texts; Hindu devotional literature; Sanskrit drama and narrative literatures; and more than a hundred ethnographies. He identifies several forms of possession including festival, initiatory, oracular, and devotional, and demonstrates their multivocality within a wide range of sects and religious identities. Printed Pages: 734. Deity and Spirit Possession in South AsiaFrederick M. Smith9788120833722


A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Jaisalmer Jain Bhandaras
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A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Jaisalmer Jain Bhandaras

By Muni Jambuvijayaji (Ed.)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2001. Hardcover. New. The present grammar has been prepared with a view to meet the growing educational need of university students. The author has done his best to bring the present grammar up to the requirements of the students. In writing the various chapters of this book, the author has closely followed Pannini, as explained by Bhattoji Diksita. Many of the rules given here are translations of the relevant Sutras of Panini. The original Sutras are given in footnotes, where necessary. Sandhis and declensions are fully treated; compounds which dominate classical Sanskrit literature have received special attention; formation of feminine bases has been illustrated; Taddhita affixes have been arranged in an alphabetical order. A special feature of the present grammar is the chapter on the ""Conjugation of Verbs."" The general rules given are amply illustrated by examples. All the verbs which change their pada when preceded by particular prepositions are given in an alphabetical order. The chapter on Syntax contains almost everything given in the first 20 chapters of author`s Guide to Sanskrit Composition; the chapter on Prosody is based on the Chandomanjari and the Vrttaratnakara. The author has spared no pains to make the book as useful and as complete as possible. Printed Pages: 649. Catalogue of Manuscripts in Jaisalmer Jain BhandarasMuni Jambuvijayaji (Ed.)9788120817425


Jainism in North India: 800 BC - AD 526

By Chimanlal J. Shah

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2007. 5th or later edition. Hardcover. New. 17 x 25 cm. This book concentrates on the origin of Jainism in north India and its evolution during 800 BC to CE 526 when, not yet crystallised into a set structure and codified into religious books, it retained a genuineness. This reprinted volume is now offered in a fresh state-of-the-art typeset. The photographs are improved versions of the earlier ones with more lustre and colour. Based on the original study of Jaina sources and involving criticism of various opinions, the study establishes Jainism as the most powerful religion of the north from the days of Parsva (800 BC) to the Kusana and the Gupta periods and even the Vallabhi kings. It begins with Jainism`s antiquity with reference to Parsva`s historicity and scrutinises references to Jainism in Hindu and Buddhist literature. It discusses the life of Mahavira and the Jaina religious philosophy that developed under him and later it traces the influence of Jainism on royal dynasties and clans that held sway from 800 to 200 BC. It views the arrival and growth of Jainism in Kalinga region by studying numerous evidences in caves, temples and inscriptions. It specially reviews Jaina literature and art in north India. A detailed perspective is offered of crucial aspects like the date of Mahavlra`s nirvana by consulting a host of Jaina religious literature and modern scholarly studies. The volume will benefit scholars and students of Indology, and of Indian religions in particular. Contents I. JAINISM BEFORE MAHAVIRA : 1. Indication of the Term Jainism 2. Origin of Jainism 3. Traditional Claim to Antiquity Higher than Modem Criticism Admits 4. Parsva and Mahavlra Considered Historical Personages 5. Grounds of Parsva`s Historicity 6. Early References to Jainism in Buddhist Literature 7. Connection between the Jaina Church of Parsva and Mahavlra 8. References to Jainism in Hindu Literature 9. Modem Scholars on the Antiquity of Jainism II. MAHAVIRA AND HIS TIMES : A : 1. Some Details about Parsva 2. Mahavlra Comes Two Hundred and Fifty Years After Parsva 3. A Great Flourish of Religion in India 4. Increasing Influence of the Brahmanas and the Privileges of the Caste System 5. Virtual Ending with Mahavira and Buddha of the Abuses Begotten of the Privileges of the Caste System 6. No Anti-brahmana Prejudices at the Root of this Great Indian Revolution 7. A Gradual Change in the History of Indian thought and Outlook on Life B : 1. Jainism in General 2. Life of Mahavira 3. Exchange of Embryo 4. Mahavlra`s Parents are Worshippers of Parsva and Followers of the Sramanas 5. Ascetic Career of Mahavira 6. Mahavlra`s Nudity and the Interpretation of the Jaina Canon 7. Mahavlra`s Wanderings Covered a Wide Area 8. The Date of Mahavlra`s Nirvana C : 1. Origin of the World According to the Jainas 2. Jinas, the Spiritual Leaders of the Jainas 3. Jiva, Ajiva, Punya, Papa, Asrava, Samvara, Bandha, Nirjara and Moksa 4. The Way to Moksa Lies through the Ratnatraya, or ""the Three Jewels"" 5. Samyag-Darsana (Right Belief), Samyag-Jnana (Right Knowledge) and Samyag-Caritra (Right Conduct) 6. An Absolved Soul Said to Enjoy All the Attributes of GOD 7. Tirthankaras and Kevalins or Samanya-Siddhas 8. Indication of the term Tirthankara 9. Ideal of Ahimsa 10. Two Disciplines of Samayika and Pratikramana 11. Doctrine of Syadvada or Anekantavada D : 1. Some of the Most Important Schisms of the Jaina church 2. The Seven Ninhagas or Ninhavas-Jamali, Tisagutta, Asadha, Asvamitra, Ganga, Chalue, and Gostamahila 3. Gosala Mankhaliputta, the Most Prominent Rival of Mahavira 4. Relative Position of Marikhaliputta in the Great Wave of Religious Enthusiasm in India 5. Dr Barua and the Ajivika Sect of Gosala 6. Gosala`s Influence on the Formulation of the Reformed Church of Mahavira 7. The Date of Gosala`s Death 8. The Ajivika Sect from an H Printed Pages: 322. Jainism in North India: 800 BC - AD 526Chimanlal J. Shah9788124603093


Role of Space-Time in Jaina`s Syadavada and Quantum Theory

By Filita Bharucha

Sri Satguru Publications, 1993. First edition. Softcover. New. A research study with an emphasis on the role of space and time as well as the importance of ""indeterminancy"" played by Syadvada in Jainas Philosophy. The Book presents the view of the Einstein Theory regarding the unification of space-time and its role of the Jainism in perceptive of the modern age and also shows that the quantum theory which has to be of further advancement in view of the logical operations which created an empirical new standpoint of the world. In fact the book discusses how the Eastern and Western thoughts of space and time which is simultaneously playing part in the contemporary world. Contents Foreword 1. Advent of Space-Time 2. Jaina’s View of Reality as Modern Thoughts of Space and Time 3. Role of Quantum Theory in Deviant Logic 4. Role of Universals, Thought Experiments: Reductio ad Absurdum 5. General Theories of Space-Time 6. Logico-Spatio-Temporal Space Printed Pages: 73. NA


An Encyclopaedia of Jainism

By K.C. Ghosh & P.C. Nahar (Eds)

Sri Satguru Publications, 1996. Hardcover. New. The present book An Encyclopaedia of Jainism, is a compilation forming an epitome having for its basis the most orthodox principles, Doctrine and tenets as found in the Original work of Authority and high antiquity as promulgated on the subject by Jaina speculative writers and conformed to by accurate thinkers in their Spiritual inquiries. Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Jainism--Its Philosophy and Religion 2. Predicaments by Pre-eminence 3. Knowledge and its Forms 4. Epistemology and Logic 5. Pratyaksha is Really Paroksha 6. The Jain Theory of Formal Logic 7. The Jain Logic and the ""Nayas"" 8. The Doctrine of Syadbad 9. Shankar and Syadbad 10. Examination of Shankar 11. The Doctrine of Unity in Difference 12. The Universe as a Self-existent Unit 13. Theories of Evolution 14. The Sankhya Philosophy 15. Causation and Compound Evolution 16. God 17. Soul 18. The Karma Phenomenology 19. Churchianity and the Law of Karma 20. Belief in Re-birth 21. Re-birth and Karma-sarira 22. Karma-sarira and Oudarika-sarira 23. Free-will and Fatalism 24. Will and Individuality 25. Causality in the Moral World 26. Classification of Karmas 27. From Metaphysics to Ethics 28. The Conceptions of Virtue and Vice 29. On Punya and its Fruitions 30. Papa, Vice or Sin 31. Asrava or Influx 32. Bandha or Bondage 33. Samvara or Stoppage 34. Nirjara or Dissipation 35. Moksha or Emancipation 36. Gunasthanas 37. Jain Church 38. Jain Festivals 39. Jain Places of Pilgrimage 40. Jain Literature 41. Jain Art and Architecture Printed Pages: 813. Encyclopaedia of JainismK.C. Ghosh & P.C. Nahar (Eds)9788170300328


The Doctrine of the Jainas: Described after the Old Sources (Lala S.L. Jain Research Series), Vol. XV

By Walther Schubring,Wolfgang Beurlen

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2000. 5th or later edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Printed Pages: 343. NA


Guide to Godhood: The Roadmap to Moksha (based on Shramansutram)

By Amit Jain

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Moksha—the State of Godhood, is one of the most mystical concepts of the east. It means rise of an ordinary individual from the realms of manhood into the domain of Godhood. It symbolizes the release of soul from the ever repeating cycle of birth and death and assimilation of the same into the souls of previously liberated beings, collectively referred to as “Siddha.” This book, “Guide to Godhood—The Roadmap to Moksha, “breaks open the path to achieve this high state. It’s based on Sutras(verses) of Shraman Theology and divides the journey into Fourteen milestones referred to as “Guna.” Each one of us, irrespective of our beliefs and value system, is stationed at one of these phases (Guna). As a reader reads through the pages of this book, it will not be difficult for him to pin-point the phase at which he is currently stationed. This knowledge of one’s current state of being will not only help him analyze where he stands on the spiritual platform, but will also help him in discovering the reason of his stationing at that particular phase and thus plan remedial actions to break free. The basic idea of this book is to help explain all these phases from a scientific outlook, so a fair idea of the road that lies to Godhood could be achieved. Printed Pages: 217. NA


Jane Austen`s Pride And Prejudice

By Jibesh Bhattacharyya

Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd, 2014. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 176. NA


Jaina Contribution to Varanasi
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Jaina Contribution to Varanasi

By Pranati Ghosal,R.C. Sharma

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd and Jnana Pravaha, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Prof. R.C. Sharma headed important Museums of the country like Government Museum, Mathura; State Museum, Lucknow; Indian Museum, Kolkata and finally, the National Museum, New Delhi as the Director General, and Vice-Chancellor, National Museum Institute. He also served the Banaras Hindu University as the Director, Bharat Kala Bhavan and Professor of Indian Art and Museology. Presently, he is the Honorary Director/Acarya of Jnana-Pravaha - Centre for Cultural Studies and Research, Varanasi. Besides authoring several books and editing journals and bulletins in the field of early Indian art, he has contributed a large number of papers published in India and abroad. Dr. Pranati Ghosal is a promising scholar in the field of Sanskrit and Vedic studies and engaged in the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Varanasi Branch. She has contributed brilliant papers in different seminars and co-edited five issues of the Annual Research Bulletin and twelve proceedings of Jnana-Pravaha. Her important publications are Prasnavali and Lifestyle of the Vedic People. Besides the present volume, the two authors have co-edited impressive books on Buddhism and Gandhara Art, Interaction Between Brahmanical and Buddhist Art, Vaisnava Contribution to Varanasi and Sakta Contribution to Varanasi. Printed Pages: 176. Jaina Contribution to VaranasiPranati Ghosal,R.C. Sharma9788124603413


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