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Jaina Contribution to Varanasi

by: Ramesh Chandra Sharma , Pranati Ghosal

Varanasi/Kashi has been a confluence of several religious and philosophical thoughts including Jainism. Four pontiffs (Tirthankara) viz. Supasvanatha, Sreyamsanatha, Chandraprabha and Parsvanatha are supposed to have been born in the Varanasi region. The book highlights multiple aspects of cultural contribution of Jainism to Varanasi such as religion, philosophy, literature, art, iconography, architecture and educational institutions.

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ISBN: 9788124603413
Year Of Publication: 2006
Edition: 1st
Pages : x, 166
Bibliographic Details : 11 b/w photos, Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 400

Overview

Varanasi/Kashi has been a confluence of several religious and philosophical thoughts including Jainism. Four pontiffs (Tirthankara) viz. Suparshvanatha, Shreyamsanatha, Chandraprabha and Parshvanatha are supposed to have been born in the Varanasi region. It was thus natural that the town grew into a pilgrim place for the followers of Jaina faith. The book highlights multiple aspects of cultural contribution of Jainism to Varanasi such as religion, philosophy, literature, art, iconography, architecture and educational institutions.

Contents

Preface
List of Illustrations
Key to Transliteration
1. Jaina Contribution to Kashi: An Introduction (Kranti Kumar)
2. Kashi in Jaina Tradition (Sagarmal Jain)
3. Tirthaïkaras of Kashi (B.S. Mehta)
4. Nativity and Marks of Tirthaïkaras and Varanasi’s Contribution (P.C. Jain “Premi”)
5. Significance of Sarnath in Jaina Tradition and Art (S.S. Sinha)
6. Sarnath — Jaina Tradition and Reality (S.M. Jain)
7. Jaina Contribution in Early Sculptural Art and Varanasi (R.C. Sharma)
8. Jaina Sculptural Art of Kashi (M.N.P. Tiwari)
9. Ancient Jaina Culture and Scattered Rare Images of Varanasi (Munni Pushpa Jain)
10. Kashi and Banarasidasa and Vrndavandasa (J.L. Jain)
11. Nature and Character of Kashi (S.K. Sadhak)
12. Kashi, Yashovijaya and Jaina Institutes (K.K. Jain)
13. Sources of Jaina Time Measure (K.K. Jain)
Our Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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1936
Dr. R.C. Sharma, educated and trained at Varanasi, Calcutta, and Paris, is the Director General of the National Museum and Vice-Chairman/Vice-Chancellor of the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. He is also the Chairman of the Vrindaban Research Institute and President, Museums Association of India, an apex professional body in India. He has been the Curator, Government Museum, Mathura; Director, State Museum, Lucknow; and Director, Indian Museum, Calcutta; He has also been associated with a number of central and state organisations and universities in different capacities. Dr. Sharma, the author of several books, catalogues and albums, made enormous contribution in the field of Indian history, art, culture, archaeology, inscriptions, paintings & literature and has also edited research journals on these subjects. He is the research guide and examiner of doctoral dissertations of different universities. Dr. Sharma has organised and participated in numerous national and international seminars, delivered prestigious memorial lectures and has travelled to different parts of the world in connection with conferences, cultural delegations, lectures and mounting of important exhibitions.
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1956
Dr. Pranati Ghosal (1956- ) is a promising scholar in the field of Sanskrit, and in Vedic Studies in particular, and is presently working with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Varanasi. She is the co-editor of the Annual Bulletin and Proceedings of a number of seminars organised at Jnana-Pravaha. She has co-edited the recently published volume on Buddhism and Gandhara Art, Interaction Between Brahmanical and Buddhist Art, and Sakta Contribution to Varanasi. Dr. Ghosal has authored Jada-Bharata’s Prasnavali: A Text on Advaita Vedanta, and several research papers which have been highly rated for their academic value and have appeared in reputed journals and bulletins.
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