We are glad to inform that International School for Jain Studies ‘ISJS’ had successfully published 10 issues of its Quarterly online bilingual (Hindi & English) research journal “ISJS-Transactions” from October-December 2017 to January-March 2020. These 10 issues of the journal cover various aspects of Jainology, i.e. philosophy, culture, religion, history, archaeology, art & architecture, science and many more. Some issues are dedicated for students only to promote scholarship while the others contain articles by experienced scholars. 47 research articles by the different scholars from India and abroad. We are grateful to the contributors and readers of our journal for their regular contribution and support.

As we know, the entire world is facing an extraordinary crisis mankind has ever known. We feel Ahimsa, Self-restraint and strenuous penance preached by Lord Mahavira can guide us in enduring and minimizing the afflictions caused by a pandemic, particularly CoVID19 now and evolve lifestyle of peace and prosperity now and future. Keeping this fact in mind, ISJS has decided to bring out its next issue on “Pandemic and Jainism”.

We invite the unpublished original research papers on the topic. Research papers can be sent to us on or by June 15, 2020.

Earlier issues of the journal are available at

To publish a paper in our journal, we need following things:
  1. Paper should be original and unpublished,
  2. An abstract of 250-350 words,
  3. In the paper, research should be discussed in detail,
  4. Bibliography of the cited sources,
  5. Proper referencing, for example:
    • If we cite something from a secondary (general) book, we need to provide: Name of the Author, Name of the Book, Publisher, Place of Publication, Year of Publication, Page no/s.
    • If we cite something from a primary source like Agamas or any other ancient book like Tattvarthasutra, Samayasara etc., we need to provide: Name of the text, Name/number of the chapter, Verse no/title of the subject.
  6. Paper should be start with some problem/s; aims and objective should be clear, dealt with literature review, and end with solution.


Ms. Mayuri Bhandari wrote a poem to thank COVID-19. In this poem, presented as a video, she shows how COVID-19 is providing an opportunity to think about our ecology and to implement the principles of Jainism in our regular life. Click here to watch the video.

Ms. Bhandari is an alumnus of ISSJS (2016 yoga program) & Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at LMU. Her family is part of world famous Jain Irrigation, an associate of ISJS.


A Free* and Unique Opportunity to Study Jainism in India this Winter Holiday. We are happy to announce that we are organizing the 3rd Winter Program on Jain Studies. Below are the brief details of the program:

Target Participants: Undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD candidates, Professors, and faculty members of universities abroad and India, High school teachers and Jain professionals who wish to have experiential Immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.

Place: Ahmedabad (Gujarat) & Pune (Maharashtra), India.

Duration: December 28, 2020 - January 07, 2021. The program includes two days visit to famous Jain temples, monks, and institutions.

*Refundable security deposit: US$ 100 or it's equivalents in Indian Rupees by cheque in favour of International School for Jain Studies.

APPLY NOW AT WWW.ISJS.IN       Click here for the poster.


ISJS has started a project to publish a book on Jain Business Ethics: Leadership Guidelines for 21st century corporate business world in the Jain Canon. ISJS has appointed Dr. Volkmar Enslin as a principal researcher for this project. Dr. Volkmar was a management consultant with reputed companies in Germany and after that he worked as Business and Leadership Ethics Lecturer at Mahidol University, Bangkok. He has attended ISJS six weeks program last year. He is likely to work on the project for six months to come up with a book for publication. Shri Firodia Trust, Pune and Mahavir Vision Inc, USA are sponsoring this project.


  1. Sallekhana, the Dignified Death: The Jain Approach (2020) Edited by Dr. Shugan Jain and Prof. Christopher Key Chapple; Publisher D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd. (under printing)
  2. Transactions of Seminar on “Traces of Shramana Tradition Prior to 650 BCE” Edited by Dr. Shrinetra Pandey and Dr. Shugan Jain (under process of editing).


ISJS is compiling and preparing a database of Jain Scholars in India and aboard. The list is available at

ISJS requests you to please help us to update the list. To add or modify the list, please email us at with subject heading “Jain Scholar”. If you wish to add your/anyone’s name in the list, please send a brief bio alongwith email address for our record.
Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

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