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