15 Day National Workshop on two Classical Texts of Jaina Nyāya -Nyāyāvatāra and Sanmatitarka by Siddhasena Divākara

Parshwanath Viyapeeth is organising 15 Day National Workshop on two Classical Texts of Jaina Nyāya -Nyāyāvatāra and Sanmatitarka by Siddhasena Divākara from 15th-29 November 2019. This workshop is sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi
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15 Day National Workshop on Two Classical Text of Jaina Nyaya Nyayavatara and Sanmatitarka, Sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi, from 15th to 29th November 2019

CONCEPT NOTE:

Nyayavatar and Sanmatitarka, earliest known Jaina Classical Texts on Pure Logic, authored by the celebrated Jaina Logician Siddhasena Divākara (circa 480-550 AD) mainly deal with Jaina Nyāya and important aspects of Jaina Epistemology. It was Siddhasena Divākara and Buddhist logician Diṅāga, by about 450 AD, who for the first time differentiated the principles of Logic from the domain of religion and metaphysics. In those days, Logic was mixed-up with metaphysics and religion not only in the writings of Jainas but also in the works of other philosophical traditions in Indi also.  in Siddhasena Divākara appeared as first Jaina Logician in 5th Century AD. He composed Nyayavatar a manual Logic in thirty-two couplets and Sanmati-tarka (also known as Sanmati-tarka-prakarana).

Resource Persons:

  1. Dharma Chand Jain, Dept. of Sanskrit, Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur
  2. Shreyansh Singhai, Professor and Dean. Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Jaipur
  3. Jitendra B Shah, Director, L D Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad
  4. Sachchidanand Mishra, Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, Banaras Hindu University
  5. Kamlesh Kumar Jain, Former Head, Jaina Evam Bauddha Darshan, Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan (SVDV), Banaras Hindu University
  6. Ashok Kumar Jain, Head, Jaina Evam Bauddha Darshan, Faculty of SVDV, Banaras Hindu University
  7. Phoolchand Jain, Former Director, B L Institute of Indology, New Delhi
  8. Veer Sagar Jain, Dept. of Jainology, L. B. S. University, New Delhi
  9. Anekant Kumar Jain, Dept. of Jainology, L. B. S. University, New Delhi
  10. S. P. Pandey, Joint Director, Parshwanath Vidyapeeth

Eligibility for admission- MA/Acharya/ in Philosophy, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali are eligible for this workshop. However, candidates with Ph.D., teaching and working in Jaina studies and Philosophy will be given preference.

Procedure of Selection of Participants:

  1. Applications will be invited through circulars to universities, colleges and research institutes.
  2. Admission Committee will scrutinize the application forms received and sort out applicants for admission.

Number of Participants                                                                     30

Number of Lectures                                                                            50

Schedule of Lectures: 4 lectures per day during 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Teaching Procedure: In this workshop daily four classes each of 90 minutes will be organized from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. In every lecture 20 minutes will be allotted for question and answer excluding tea-breaks. While teaching, apart from the original texts, the available commentaries, Vivṛttis, translations and other new arrivals will be taken into consideration. More emphasis will be given on the comparison of the themes of both the texts with other contemporary Jaina and non-Jaina schools of thought. It will help the participants to have a comprehensive and critical account of the principles of Jaina Nyāya propounded in the texts.

For example if we take 1st verse of Nyāyāvatāra following points will be taken into consideration while teaching:

  1. Verbatim meaning of the Gāthā
  2. Definition of Pramāṇa – in Jainism and other schools of Indian Philosophy and difference between Jaina and non-Jaina systems
  3. In reference of Sva-paravabhāsi or Self-luminosity of Self in Indian Philosophy
  4. Types of Pramāṇa discussed in all the schools of Indian Philosophy and Jaina concept of accommodating all in only two Pramāṇas.

During the Workshop ours approach will be to enrich the knowledge of the participants about Jaina Epistemology particularly about Jñāna, Pramāṇa and Naya which are the central themes of these texts.

Certificates: will be awarded to the participants on completion of the course.

Eligibility for certificate: 80 % attendance during the workshop is essential.

Study Material: The participants will be provided two main texts- Sanmati-tarka and Nyayavatara.

General Instructions:

  • Medium of instructions will be Hindi.
  • Photocopies of all Certificates/Degrees should be enclosed with the application form.
  • No participant will remain absent from his/her daily lectures.

Registration Fee:  There is no registration fee for this workshop.

Last date of the registration– 31st October, 2019

Organization of the Workshop

Patrons    : Sh. Kunwar Vijayanand Singh, Sh. Dhanpat Raj Bhansali

Sh. Indrabhooti Barar, Sh. Sudev Barar, Sh. Satish C. Jain

Convener of the Workshop          : Dr. Shriprakash Pandey

Organizing Committee                  : Dr. O. P. Singh (Reception)

: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh (Publicity)

: Sh. Rajesh Kr. Chaubey (Finance)

 

 

 

21 Day National Workshop on Prakrit language and Literature( Sponsored by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi )(17th May 2019 -06th June 2019)

Parshwanath Vidyapeeth (PV), an eminent institute of Indology in general and Jainology in particular, is well known to the academic world both within and outside India. It was established in 1937, in the sacred memory of Rev. Jainacharya Shri Sohanlalji Maharaj, a great Sthanakavasi saint of Punjab, under the leadership of Late Lala Shri Harjas Rai Jain, Faridabad. It is managed by a society registered under the Society Registration Act of 1860. It is recognised by Banaras Hindu University for Ph. D. degree and also by Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, Deptt. of Science and Technology, Government of India for conducting research. Till date about 65 research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree by BHU registered in the departments of Sanskrit, Philosophy, Ancient History & Culture, Economics, History of Arts, Hindi etc. PV has brought out more than 180 publications, mostly Ph.D. theses, original texts and manuscripts in Prakrit and Sanskrit with their Hindi and English translations. Its library has about 40 thousand books on different branches of Indology. SHRAMANA a referred quarterly bi-lingual research journal is being published since 1949 by PV. The institute regularly organizes national and international seminars, workshops and lecture series. It has a permanent art exhibition. For the facility of researchers, institute has well-furnished guest house, mess and meditation hall.

Important academic projects undertaken by the institute are – Encyclopaedia cum Source-book of Jain Studies, and History of Shvetambara Jaina Gacchas.

Objective of the Workshop:

There is enormous literature in Prakrit, majority of the Prakrit works still remains inaccessible to the scholars of Jainology as well as to those working in other disciplines because of non-availability of Prakrit texts with their translations in other languages. For comparative study of Indian tradition, history, culture, literature, language, poetics etc. knowledge of Prakrit is essential. Therefore a concerted effort to provide knowledge of Prakrit language is the need of the hour.

The vocabulary of the Prakrit consists of three types of words Tatsama, Tadbhava and Deshya. Of these three types, the Prakrit grammar deals with studies of Tadbhava words. Teaching of Prakrit generally aims to enable the participants to successfully attempt and comprehend each Prakrit words, derived from Sanskrit. In fact the pattern of this school will be to teach the Prakrit grammar through operational procedure employed in Sanskrit grammar. Sutras of Prakrit grammar used in the words will be explained. The method adopted here for learning Prakrit language is drilling system. The formation of each word is analyzed and rules of grammar applied in a particular word are explained.

After attending this course one will be able to cultivate the knowledge of Prakrit. The scholars working in the field of Indology will find a new area because of their access to original texts and their effort in comparative studies will get a boost. In turn, Prakrit studies will find a new bunch of scholars who can handle the Prakrit texts. Those adept in Sanskrit can grasp Prakrit very easily. They may be engaged in editing and translation of the Prakrit texts. Ultimately the base of Prakrit scholars is bound to expand, which is the need of the hour. The exploration of original sources is likely to enhance the standard of the researches in Indology as a whole.

Syllabus of the Workshop of Prakrit Grammar:

Prakrit Grammar, 8th Chapter of Siddhahemaśabdānuśāsana of  Ach. Hemachandra.

The Prakrit grammar here implies the rules of Maharashtri dialect, supposed to be the standard form of Prakrit. Other dialects are studied in the light of variations, which they have from Maharashtri. The syllabus is designed to give the knowledge of alphabets- vowels and consonants, genders, cases, rules of Prakrit on conjugation (sandhi), compound (samasa), change of gender etc. The phonetic changes — vowels, single consonants,  conjuncts– , elision of  vowels,  augmentation of nasal,  declension of nouns, pronouns, numerals, modes, tenses, Prakrit substitutes for Sanskrit roots, taddhita,  krit affixes,  indeclinable particles, etc. Besides there will be special lectures on origin of Prakrit, its main dialects and their main characteristics.

For the rules of Prakrit grammar the 8th Chapter of Siddhahemaśabdānuśāsana of Acharya Hemachandra will be the base text.

Eligibility for admission- MA/Acharya in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Linguistics, Philosophy, History, Hindi (with Sanskrit in BA/Shastri). However, candidates with Ph.D., teaching and working in Jaina studies will be given preference.

Procedure of Selection of Participants:

  1. Applications will be invited through circulars to universities, colleges and research institutes.
  2. Admission Committee will scrutinize the application forms received and sort out applicants for admission.

Number of Participants                                                                     50

Number of Lectures                                                                            72

Schedule of Lectures: Three lectures per day during 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Method of Teaching of Texts:

  1. Sanskrit Rendering of Prakrit words occurred in the examples.
  2. Grammatical analysis of each word with rules (sutras) of Hemachandra Grammar. Method is to explain each step citing rules (sutras) through which Prakrit words are derived from its Sanskrit equivalent.
  3. Hindi Meaning of Prakrit words.

Method of Evaluation: Maximum Marks 200 (100 marks written examination, 100 marks viva-voce).

Certificates: will be awarded to the participants on completion of the course and having passed all the oral and written tests.

Eligibility for certificate: 80 % attendance is essential.

Certificate of Merit: First three participants securing highest marks will be awarded Certificate of Merit.

Study Material:

  1. For general grammar a booklet of Prakrit grammar will be provided.
  2. Participants will be advised to possess a copy of the Text with Hindi translation of Hemachandra grammar.

General Instructions:

(a)        Medium of instructions will be Hindi.

(b)        Photocopies of all Certificates/Degrees should be enclosed with the application form.

(c)        No participant will remain absent from his/her daily lectures, and weekly tests or final test etc.; and must obtain a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate.

(d)        Last date of the registration- 10th May, 2019

(e)        Registration fee- Rs. 500/=