Jain Spirit


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  • 23 March 2012  Jain Manuscripts and their journey westward.

    The British Jain manuscripts and artefacts collections represent some of the most important in the world. They are rare and unique sacred objects, of great cultural importance, and access to them through museums and website such...

  • 23 March 2012  Material, age, format and script of the manuscripts

    In the absence of the printing press, in around the 9th century CE, the tradition of handwriting manuscripts came into being. In terms of the media, manuscripts can be described in three types: palm-leaf, paper, and cloth.

  • 23 March 2012  Conservation of Jain Manuscripts

  • 23 March 2012  Manuscript Selection & Contextualisation for JAINpedia

    Many people often comment about the aesthetic beauty of the manuscripts on JAINpedia, and are surprised at the detailed illustrations that are found on such ancient manuscripts, not expecting them to be brightly coloured and...