CLAREMONT, CA — Dr. Shalin Jain, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Delhi (India), has been awarded the prestigious Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in the United States by the University Grants Commission (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) to spend six months as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln University in the fall of 2013. Dr. Jain specializes in Medieval Jain history, with special focus on ecology and the environment, and will pursue research on Contemporary
Environmental Concerns and Medieval Religious Communities during his time at Claremont Lincoln.
The Jain Studies program was launched a year and a half ago in the fall of 2011 with the opening of the new University, and has since become one of the most active graduate- level Jain Studies programs in North America. Dr. Jain will be the first visiting Post Doctoral Fellow in Jain Studies to come to Claremont Lincoln since the inception of the program.