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Jain Agams: An Introduction to Canonical Literature

K.L. Chanchreek (Editor) Mahesh Jain (Editor)

The Present study " Jain Agamas : An Introduction to Canonical Literature" is a prolegomenary description of Jaina scriptures. In fact, Jain canon which developed through centuries and by stages took a literary and philosophical form during ten centuries from Mahavira's salvation. The Ganadharas and Jaina Acharyas have made rich and unique contributions to Jaina religion, philosophy, literature, logic, astronomy, history geography, economics, mathematics, and medicinal sciences etc. Basically , this study based on Dr. B.C. Law’s ‘Some Jaina Canonical Sutras’, provides clear analysis of vast Jain litereature and contributes to the wider question of the growth and ramificatioin of the Jaina philosophical and relivious conceptions.

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About the authors

K.L. Chanchreek

K.L. Chanchreek is a great scholar and Indologist, academician and cultural activist, linquist and folklorist, poet and litteratueur, biographer and bibliographer. Born in delhi (1933) and educated at Agra, Delhi and Punjab Universities (1952-1957), he served in various capacities under the Government of India as Research Assistant, Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology and later Member, Experts Advisory Committee, Chief Librarian, M/o Commerce and Industry, General Manager, Modern Food Industries (A govt. of India Undertaking) Chief Editor, Collected Works of Dr. Ambedkar (Dr. Ambedkar Foundatioin, Govt. of India), and Academic Adviser, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Social Sciences, Bundelkhand University. He has edited several literary and social journals. He has also written an compited books and research publications on a wide range of subjects like Jainology, Buddism, literature, library and information science folklore, Dalit movement, international nad current affairs as well as on national leaders. He has nearly four dozen titles to his credit both in Hindi and English brought out by the leading publishers and Government departments.

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Mahesh Jain

Born in Rohtak (1950) and educated at Agra and Meerut University, Dr. Jain has written and complited several works on various disciplines e.g. Jainism, Management, Research methodology, Modern Indian history and literatuare both in Hindi and English, as co-author. He has expertise on print media and associated with several cultural, literary and social organizations.

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Title Jain Agams: An Introduction to Canonical Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8188658278
length xii+347p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.