Asiatica Association

News for November 2005

IJTS Vol. 7, No. 2

by , 13 Nov 2005 | in ijts | no comments yet

The 2nd part of the paper by Dr. Peter Flügel (SOAS) "Beyond The Hindu Frontier Jaina-Vaiṣṇava Syncretism In The Gujarātī Daspora" has been published in the IJTS. The article deals with the Akram Vijñān movement and is based on Peter Flügel's intermittent fieldwork between 1997-2004 in Amadāvād/Ahmedabad, London, Mumbaī/Bombay, Surat, and Vaḍodarā/Baroda. The paper also offers original Gujarātī ritual texts. Most of the texts have been published in the pamphlet literature of the Akram Vijñān Mārg.

International Journal of Jaina Studies

by , 3 Nov 2005 | in education | no comments yet

From Dr. Peter Flügel: The Centre of Jaina Studies at SOAS established the International Journal of Jaina Studies to facilitate academic communication. The main objective of the journal is to publish research papers, monographs, and reviews in the field of Jain Studies in a form that makes them quickly and easily accessible to the international academic community, and to the general public. The journal draws on the research and the symposia conducted at the Centre of Jaina Studies at the University of London and on the global network of Jaina scholarship.