Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Jain University in Jaipur: Our dream project

Steven Vose, Jain Scholar from Pennsylvania University in Jain Research center 
Jain University in Jaipur is our dream project. We, Sri Jain Shwetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur are working on this dream project since last two years. The Annual General Meeting (AGM), December, 2012 have also passed this project. The AGM also set up a permanent committee of seven to act on the project that include Jain scholars likes of Surendra Bothra and Dr. Sagarmal Jain; Dr. ML Mehta, a great administrator and former Chief Secretary, Rajasthan Government; Dr. CS Barla, an eminent economist and scholar; Surendra Golechha, industrialist and Kamal Chand Surana, businessman and me.

We have already set up a Jain Research and Study Center to give pace to University project. Our library is enriched with several thousands of Jain books. We also have got all of the old books digitized. These books are also available in Digital library of India.

Researchers and scholars have started coming to study on their research projects of Jainism. Eminent Jain scholars are guiding us on the path. Prof. John Cort, Denison University; Prof. L.A. Babb, Massachusetts University; Dr. Imre Banga, Oxford University are few of them from foreign universities.

Dr. Sagarmal Jain, an eminent Jain scholar is the main guiding force in this project. We are also getting support from many other Jain scholars with in India. Dr. Shivprasad, an eminent scholar in Jain history has been appointed full time to look after the affairs of the Jain Research and Study Center.

We are in process of publishing a book written by Mahopadhyay Vinaysagar. The research center is also working on a project of Jain temples and Dadabadis in Jaipur. Suraj Nowlakha is sponsoring a project on the history and culture of Jains in Murshidabad.

We organize popular lectures by eminent Jain scholars in different places in Jaipur. One such lecture was recently delivered by Dr. Shreyansh Sanghai at Mahavir Sadhna Kendra, Jawaharnagar, Jaipur.

The center has organized viva of two nuns namely Sadhvi Saumyaguna Sri Ji and sadhvi Kanakprabha Sri Ji on May 6. They have been recommended for their D Lit and Ph D thesis respectively by the examiners from Jain Viswa Bharati, Ladnu.

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