16th Annual Jaina Lecture: Newly Discovered Jaina Mathematical Manuscripts and their Content

Anupam Jain (Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore)

Date: 18 March 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 18 March 2016Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Annual Lecture

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18th Jaina Studies Workshop: Jainism and Science

Jaina manuscripts - 20160318

Jaina manuscripts

Date: 19 March 2016Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 19 March 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference


Saturday, 19th March 2016, SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

9.00Tea and Coffee
First Session: Evidence and Proof in Jaina Science & Philosophy
9.15Muni Mahendra Kumar (Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, India, Skype)
The Enigma of Cosmogony
9.45Marie-Hélène Gorisse (SOAS University of London, Ghent University, Belgium) 
Scientific Knowledge in Jainism
10.15Ana Bajželj (Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel)
Upakāra in Akalaṅka's Tattvārthavārtika
10.45Tea & Coffee
Second Session: Jaina Theories of Time
11.15Rajmal Jain (Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalay, Ahmedabad) & Anupam Jain (Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore)
Space and Time: In the Perspectives of Jainism and Science
11.45Samaṇī Unnata Prajñā (SOAS & Jain Viśva Bhāratī Ladnun)
Jaina Doctrine of Timelessness
12.15Catherine Morice-Singh (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
The Treatment of Series in theGaṇitasārasaṃgraha of Mahāvīrācārya and its Connections to Jaina Cosmology
12.45Group Photo
13.00Lunch: Brunei Gallery Suite
Third Session: Jaina Mathematicians
14.00Ratna Kumar Shah (Pune, India)
Jinabhadragaṇi Kṣamāśramaṇa: Computational Wizard of Sixth Century C.E.
14.30Alessandra Petrocchi (University of Cambridge, UK)
Siṃhatilakasūri’s Mathematical Commentary (13th c. CE) on the Gaṇitatilaka
15.00Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Jaina versus Brahmanical Mathematicians
15.30Tea & Coffee
Fourth Session: When Science Meets Fiction
16.00Basile Leclère (Université de Lyon 3, France)
Architectural Science in Jain Poetry: Descriptions of Kumārapāla’s Temples 
16.30Christine Chojnacki (University Lyon 3, France)
When Science Meets Fiction: On Technical Passages in Jain Medieval Novels
17.00Peter Flügel (SOAS)
Jainism and Science
Brief Break

Addressing the question:"Is Jaina philosophy compatible with the modern sciences?"

In the Chair: Shamil Chandaria (London)

Featuring:Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne), Kalyan Gangwal (Pune), Anupam Jain (Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore), Laxmi Chandra Jain (Government Engineering College, Jabalpur), Mukul Shah (London), Ratnakumar Shah (Pune), Sanjeev Sogani (Gyan Sagar Science Foundation, New Delhi), Samani Unnata Pragya (SOAS & Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun), And others (to be confirmed)

18.00Final Remarks

Book of Abstracts

Jainism and Science: Book of abstracts (pdf; 559kb)  


Free and open to all.

Contact email: centres@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4892

Sponsor: GyanSagar Foundation, JivDaya Foundation and Anil and Lata Chandaria

Dr Peter Flügel
Chair, Centre of Jaina Studies
Department of Religions and Philosophies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG

Tel.: (+44-20) 7898 4776
E-mail: pf8@soas.ac.uk