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Jain Manuscripts and Painting from India at the V&A

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Enjoy the last chance to discover the JAINpedia display of fascinating illustrated manuscripts from India with curator Nick Barnard and explore the sacred pilgrimage site of Shatrunjaya through a huge and spectacular painting recently acquired by the V&A.

The JAINpedia display at the V&A will close on 22 September 2013 to allow these fragile and light-sensitive manuscript pages to be rested. Come and see the new display of early Indian paintings, opening 28 September, which will include nine other fascinating and beautiful Jain manuscript folios. The Shatrunjaya painting will also remain on display.

Rules of conduct for monks (detail), page from an Uttarādhyayanasūtra manuscript, opaque watercolour on paper, Gujarat, India, about 1450. © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Rules of conduct for monks (detail), page from an Uttarādhyayanasūtra manuscript,

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The Final Event – Dazzling Diwali – a Huge Success

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Once again, JAINpedia celebrated Diwali at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London this year. The day began with an entrance by 80 people from Leicester, organised by Kalpit Doshi from the Jain Centre, Leicester. Over 2000 people were recorded to have attended the event, which had a fun-filled programme throughout the day.

Activities included a giant snakes and ladders game, with accompanying song and dance, and some enjoyable ‘shake, shake shake’ moves. Little members of the audience were the playing pieces and rolled the giant die to achieve the position of ‘moksha’ or ‘liberation’ on the giant board.

Children playing Snakes and Ladders at the V&A Museum

Children playing Snakes and Ladders at the V&A Museum
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Fascinating and fragile: a contemporary approach to making manuscripts accessible

Monday, January 16th, 2012

One of the major parts of the JAINpedia project has been to make it easier for people all around the world to access the huge treasure trove of Jain Manuscripts (more…)

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Media & Editorial Internship

Monday, December 19th, 2011

This is a fantastic chance for a New Media, Computing or Humanities student to gain essential work experience working with King’s College London on a project of global importance. The candidate will gain an insight into the day-to-day running and duties of a busy team whilst developing their own skills in content development. This opportunity will be an invaluable to their CV when applying for future roles.

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Ahimsa Day 2011, a great success! Award won by Nitin Mehta

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Institute of Jainology’s nineth annual Ahimsa Day commemoration at the House of Commons, held on 12th October 2011 was a tremendous success. This annual event, sponsored by the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative ‘Friends of India’ groups, was attended by MPs, Ministers, Lords and the Jain community amongst others. (more…)

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Ahimsa Day to be Celebrated on 12th October 2011

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Yet another year of Ahimsa Day at the House of Commons and we look forward to the announcement of the winner of the Ahimsa Award this year.
Last year’s winner, Nalini Balbir a renown Indologist and scholar (more…)

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JAINpedia and the IoJ at Oshwal Centre’s Mela Event on 24th July 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The Oshwal Association of the UK are holding a ‘Mela’ event on 24th July 2011 at their renown Śvetāmbara Temple site in Potters Bar. (more…)

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Inside Outing Event: Jain Manuscripts & Śvetāmbara Temple

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Join us for an exciting day of insider access to the V&A and to the first Śvetāmbara temple in Europe.

DATE: Thursday 16 June 2011
TIME:  10.00am to 5.30pm
MEETING PLACE: Hochhauser Auditorium in the Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum (more…)

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Join the treasure hunt in London on 10th July

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The JAINpedia team and the  Institute of Jainology are holding a Cultural Treasure Hunt across the city of London on 10th July 2011, with clues released on JAINpedia Twitter and Facebook.
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Mahavir Jayanti celebrations at the British Library

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

JAINpedia are holding Mahavir Jayanti celebrations at the British Library on 15th April 2011. This free event takes place over the whole day and includes:

  • story-telling sessions by highly acclaimed story-teller Seema Anand
  • hourly tours of the JAINpedia display
  • a drop-in craft workshop for children organised by the British Library
  • a beautiful dance recital in the Bharat Natyam dance form, performed by founders of the Prakruti Dance School. (more…)

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