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Jain bibliography

by Roger Garin-Michaud

Warning : the new symbol does not mean that these are necessarily new publications but only that they are publications newly included in this bibliography.

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  1. beginner
  2. intermediate
  3. advanced or need tantric initiation

If you know of any one who can't read please do offer them a CD or DVD set (for Christmas or any other reason !)

  1. newOpen Boundaries: Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History, (Suny Series, Hindu Studies) by John E. Cort (Editor), Paperback: 264 pages Publisher: State University of New York Press (July 1998) Amazon
  2. newThe Cambridge Companion to Atheism, (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Michael Martin (Editor), Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2006) Amazon
  3. newThe Doctrine of Karman in Jain Philosophy, by Helmuth Von Glasenapp (Author), Hiralal Rasikdas Kapadia (Editor), G. Barry Gifford (Translator), Hardcover: 104 pages Publisher: Asian Humanities Press (September 2003) Amazon
  4. newEncyclopaedia of Indian Philosophies v. X: Jain Philosophy, pt. 1 (v. 10), by Dalsukh Malvania (Editor), Jayendra Soni (Editor), Karl H. Potter (Editor), Hardcover: 828 pages Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass,India (February 2, 2007) Amazon
  5. newThe History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India, (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies) by Willem Bollee (Editor), Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Routledge (January 15, 2010) Amazon
  6. newIconography of the Hindus Buddhists and Jains, by Ramesh Shankar Gupte, Hardcover Publisher: Stosius Inc/Advent Books Division; 2 Sub edition (December 1980) Amazon
  7. newAn Introduction to Jainism, by Dr Bharat Shah, Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Setubandh Publications (November 6, 2002) Amazon
  8. newThe Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for the West, by Aidan Rankin, Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: O Books (October 10, 2006) Amazon
  9. newJaina Theory of Perception, (Lala Sundar Lal Jain research series vol. 7) by Pushpa Bothra, Hardcover: 133 pages Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Pub; 1 edition (March 1, 1995) Amazon
  10. newJaina Yoga: A Survey of the Mediaeval Sravakacaras, (Lala Sundar Lal Jain Research Series, Vol. 1) by R. Williams, Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Pub (May 1992) Amazon
  11. newThe Jains, (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices) by Paul Dundas, Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (August 30, 2002) Amazon
  12. newJainism: An Introduction, (I.B. Taurus Introductions to Religion) by Jeffery D. Long, Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: I. B. Tauris (July 7, 2009) Amazon
  13. newJainism: An Indian Religion of Salvation, (Lala Sundar Lal Jain research series) by Helmuth Von Glasenapp (Author), Shridhar B. Shrotri (Translator), Hardcover: 551 pages Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass,; 1 edition (January 1, 1999) Amazon
  14. newJainism: Short Essays on Jain Philosophy, Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: Forgotten Books (January 31, 2008) Amazon
  15. newThe Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India, by Pratapaditya Pal (Editor, Introduction), Paperback: 279 pages Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (March 1, 1999) Amazon
  16. newLife Force : The World of Jainism, by Michael Tobias, Paperback: 120 pages Publisher: Jain Publishing Company (May 1, 2000) Amazon
  17. newThe Lives of the Jain Elders, (Oxford World's Classics) by Hemacandra (Author), R. C. C. Fynes (Translator), Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 19, 1998) Amazon
  18. newRealize What You Are: The Dynamics of Jain Meditation, by Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu (Author), Leonard M. Marks (Editor), Mass Market Paperback: 125 pages Publisher: Asian Humanities Press (April 1995) Amazon
  19. newVegetarianism: A Buddhist View, by Bodhipaksa, Paperback: 104 pages Publisher: Windhorse Publications; 2 edition (January 1, 2010) Amazon


  • Abh = Abhidharma
  • AOH = Acta Orientalia (Budapest)
  • AN = Anguttara Nikaya
  • BEFEO = Bulletin de l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient
  • CAJ = Central Asiatic Journal (Wiesbaden)
  • CNRS = Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • DN = Digha Nikaya
  • GOS = Gaekwad's Oriental Series Baroda
  • HJAS = Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
  • HR = History of Religions
  • IAIC = International Academy of Indian Culture
  • IATS = International Association for Tibetan Studies
  • IHQ= Indian Historical Quarterly, Calcutta
  • IsMEO = Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente
  • JA = Journal Asiatique
  • JAOS = Journal of American Oriental Society
  • JAS = Journal of Asian Studies
  • JBORS = Journal of Bihar and Orissa Research Society Patna
  • JIABS = Journal of International Association of Buddhist Studies
  • JRAS = Journal of Royal Asiatic Society, London
  • JRCAS = Journal of Royal Central Asiatic Society (London)
  • JTS = Journal of Tibet Society (Bloomington)
  • KN = Khuddaka Nikaya
  • LTWA = Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
  • MB= Motilal Banarsidass publisher
  • MCB= Mélanges Chinois et Bouddhiques (Publications de l'Institut Belge des Hautes Etudes Chinoises) à commander chez Peeters
  • MKB = Materialien zur Kunde des Buddhismus, ed. Walleser, Leipzig & Heibelberg
  • MN = Majjhima Nikaya
  • NDDT = New Delhi reprint of Derge Tangyur
  • OUP=Oxford University Press
  • Peeters = Peeters Press, B.P. 41, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • RAA = Revue des Arts Asiatique Paris
  • RCAJ = Royal Central Asiatic Journal (formerly JRCAS)
  • RHR = Revue de l'Histoire des Religions
  • SBE=Sacred Books of East
  • SER = Serie Orientale Roma
  • SN = Samyutta Nikaya
  • SP = Sata-Pitaka Series
  • SUNY = State University of New York
  • TJ = Tibet Journal
  • TP = T'oung Pao, Leiden
  • TR = Tibetan Review
  • Vin = Vinaya
  • WSTB= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde
  • ZAS = Zentralasiatische Studien 


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last updated: August 1st, 2016

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