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IoJ Project, JAINpedia in the News!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The Sunday, Times of India published an article about JAINpedia on 12th October 2014. This is not the first the Times of India group has written about JAINpedia and the work of the Institute, and we are grateful for their exposure. We hope this encourages other publications to write about this valuable website.

The article talks about the collections of Jain manuscripts held in UK institutions, how some of them were obtained and their importance and relevance to the Jain community now. The value of JAINpedia lies in the fact that these manuscripts can be viewed in high resolution, almost as if they were in front of you, from anywhere in the world, and without risk of damaging any fragile ones. In addition the contextual information and the sister Learn Jainism site, complement and increase the utilization of the site. (more…)

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£1000 raised! Pledge to help us raise 10K in the next 22 days!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Jainpedia.org has been a huge success thanks to contributions from the Jain community worldwide, and from other charitable organisations.

The bulk of the project has been completed, with over 90 manuscripts from major UK institutions (the British Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Asiatic Society) digitized.

The manuscripts have been contextualized with articles from renowned scholars worldwide, with images, glossaries and other links.

The project has brought awareness of the Jain faith and cultural heritage, and makes history and heritage accessible and relevant to everyone. It brings Jain heritage to the 21st Century.

Of the 250 articles that bring context to the manuscripts and create an ‘encyclopedia’ of the Jain faith, 144 are complete and online. We are raising funds through a crowd-sourcing site, in order to complete the site with further essential articles such as Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Jains and Buddhism etc and many more.

We need your help in making this crowd-sourced funding successful. Pledge to the campaign in return for some exciting rewards, and more importantly share the campaign with your friends and family!

You can pledge here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ioj/jainpedia

 

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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
© Bansri Mehta

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The Winning Mindset – JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition and Website Demo at the 2012 Young Jains UK Convention

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The weekend of 20th July 2012 was the start of the JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition. A weekend of gaining knowledge was complemented by the presence of JAINpedia.

The Travelling Exhibition, viewed and evaluated by attendees throughout the weekend was appreciated and enjoyed. JAINpedia Project Director, Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka’s presentation and portrayal of the link between the Universe and the principle of controlling one’s desires and spiritual reflection was well received by the audience.

A few minutes were spent in a demonstration of the JAINpedia website, introducing some of the attendees to the beautiful and expansive website, however many had already used it to gain further knowledge in several topics.

We look forward to the rest of the journey of the JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition. Look out for further news on future exhibition dates and venues.

 

 

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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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12th December 2011 – launch of JAINpedia beta-site!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here!

We are pleased to announce that we shall be launching our JAINpedia beta site on Monday the 12th of December 2011.

The website features digitised pages from Jain manuscripts, articles written by Professor Nalini Balbir and other academics from around the world, and much much more. (more…)

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JAINpedia site demo at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Race Course on Friday 14th October

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Friday 14th October marked a very special date in the Jainpedia calendar, as the trustees of the Institute of Jainology demonstrated the new JAINpedia beta site at a launch in Mumbai’s prestigious Gallop’s Banqueting Halls, Mahalaxmi Race Course. (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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An Eventful ‘Mela’

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The Oshwal Association of the UK organised a large ‘mela’ on Sunday, 24th July with a funfair, trade stalls, vegan food and games galore, it was an eventful day out for all who attended.

An estimated 6000 people attended the event, with many coming in to see us at the colourful JAINpedia stall. Raising awareness of the commendable project was one of our objectives, and achieved substantially, with hundreds signing up for the future JAINpedia e-newsletter.

The Institute of Jainology and Jainpedia team talk to event attendees about the Jainpedia project at the Oshwal ‘Mela’

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