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FIU launches Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts by Jain Scholars starting May 9!

Friday, May 1, 2015  
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Jain Studies

Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs


"Inaugural Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts"

"Acarailga Sutra"

"Online Lecture Series"

Saturdays 1 5 PM (GMT 17:00) 1 Online at

The Jain Studies Program at FlU welcomes you to the inauguration of the Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts.

This program is launched to enrich textual studies in Jainism and nurture the study of ancient languages like. Sanskrit, Prakrit, Apabramsa and other lndic languages. This will promote, rejuvenate and invigorate scholarship and research on primary sources.  Scholars will present their research on a chosen Jain text through interactive video conferencing.

The text chosen for this year is the Acariiilga Siitra. We welcome you to the inauguration of the program with an introductory lecture on the text, followed by a series of four lectures.Each lecture willbe approximately 50 to 60 minutes with a disa.Jssion session to follow.The sessions will be hosted on Saturdays GMT 17.00 (5 PM). The video conference is open to all.The content will also be archived on the JainStudies Program website.


May 9 Inauguration by Prof.Nalini Balbir
  Van. Samani Chaitanya Pragya (JVBI):Concept of Violence and Nonviolence in Acaranga Suttra
May 16 Prof. Nalini Balbir (Sorbonne):Monastic Discipline in the Acaranga Sutra
May 23 Prof. Christopher Chapple (Loyola Marymount): Ethics of Acaranga Sutra
May 30  Prof. Ellen Gough (Emory University): Enlightenment and Liberation in the Acranga Sutra
June 6  Prof. Kamal Chand Sogani and Samani Unnata Pragya: Mahavir in Acaranga

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For more information, contact Steven Vose ( or
Samani Unnata Pragya (upragya@fiu.adu).


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