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Flügel, Peter and Ahmad, Muzaffar (2018) 'An Exploratory Survey of the Jaina Heritage in Pakistan.' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 13. pp. 26-32.

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Abstract

The neglected field of the Jaina heritage in Pakistan was revived in 2015-17 through a pilot study conducted by the CoJS of SOAS in collaboration with a research team of the Nusrat Jahan College (NJC) in Rabwah, with additional help of local historians of Jainism in North India. In view of the long-term neglect of Jaina sites in Pakistan, and the pressing need of preserving key religious monuments, the project focused on the documentation of the surviving infrastructure, Jaina temples, halls, community buildings, art and writings, along with a historical and demographic study of the Jaina sectarian traditions in the region. The report summarizes key findings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Jainism, Pakistan, History, Heritage, Demography, Bhābaṛā, Jinakuśalasūri, Vijayānanadasūri, Vijayavallabhasūri, Muni Khazāncand, Kharataragaccha, Uttarārdha Loṅkāgaccha, Pañjāb Lavajī Ṛṣi Saṃpradāya, Partition, Evacuee Trust Property Board, Museums, Re-use
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre of Jaina Studies
Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies
Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISSN: 2059-4151
Copyright Statement: With permission of the editors
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 13:07
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/25638
Related URLs: https://www.soa ... /file128219.pdf
Funders: Other

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