Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Robert Stevens, Jain researcher from America is guest in Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur

 Robert Stevens, student of Dr. Brian Brazeal, California state university, Chico has arrived in Jaipur on June 9th  and will be staying in India till August 15th. He is conducting his research currently on Jain food and traditions. He is guest of Sri Jain Shwetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh during his stay in Jaipur and Malpura.
He has shown his willingness to meet with me and discuss Jain food traditions and cooking. He is an American researcher on Jainism and visiting Jaipur. Robert Stevens has graduated from the US and worked as a chef in hotel in America. Then he decided to conduct his research for his Ph.D. theses on Jainism. Prof. Brian Brazeal, his teacher and guide contacted me to support his research. It is worth noted that Dr. Brazeal came and stayed in Jaipur for Jain research along with his colleague Lilian Haidar few months back. Lilian, a professinal photographer from New York documented Panchayati temple and Malpura Dadabadi.
Khartar Sangh, Jaipur has been extending hands of support to Jain scholars, academicians, researchers and students. Khartar Gachchh Sangh has a very good Jain library run in Vichakshan Bhawan. This library is center of attraction for the Jain scholars and researchers. Many foreign scholars have visited Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur, stayed here for research during last two years. 
We offer free food and stay to them at Malpura. 

Jyoti Kothari


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