SHANTARAM BHALCHANDRA DEO
JAINA CULTURAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
BANARAS 5 (INDIA)
Being a course of three lectures delivered before
THE JAINA CULTURAL RESEARCH SOCIETY (BANARAS)
on 9th, 10th & 11th Nov. 1959
SHANTARAM BHALCHANDRA DEO, M.A., Ph.D.
Reader in Ancient Indian History, Department of Archaeology and Ancient Indian History University of Poona.
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Poona
First Edition, 750 copies
Price Rs. 20
Printed at the Sangam Press Private Ltd. Poona, by M. H. Patwardhan,
and published by Pandit Dalsukhbhai Malwaniya, Hony. Secretary, Jaina Cultural Research Society, Banaras, 5.
The Author is indebted to the Secretary and Members of
THE JAINA CULTURAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, BANARAS,
For sponsoring and printing these lectures.
The following lectures were the outcome of the suggestions by Dr. H. D. Sankalla, Dr. V. S. Agrawal and Shri Dalsukhbhai Malwania. It was because of their encouragement and goodwill that I thought of presenting the material on Jain monastic jurisprudence in a more homogeneous and compact form.
I am quite conscious of the fact that the core of these lectures is embedded in my ‘History of Jaina Monastery from Inscriptions and Literature’. Yet the readers will readily agree that the information is systematized and augmented. This forms the nucleus of the complete subject-wise codification of the rules of Jaina monastic conduct, the transgressions and the punishments, which is already under preparation.
Grateful thanks are due to Drs. S. M. Katre and A. M. Ghatave and Shri G. B. Panse for valuable suggestions.
20, May ’60,
S. B. DEO.
Dr. H. D. SANKALIA
For his manifold courtesies
Though engaged in various activities, Dr. S. B. Deo was kind enough to spare some time to come to Banaras and deliver three lectures on ‘Jain Monastic Jurisprudence’ on the invitation of Jain Cultural Research Society. These lectures were delivered in the College of Indology, Banaras Hindu University, under the chairmanship of Dr. V. S. Agrawala on the 9th, 10th and 11th November, 1959. I have great pleasure in publishing these lectures so soon, and for that I have to thank Dr. Deo for his hearty cooperation. I have also to thank Dr. V. S. Agrawala for his kindly consenting to preside over the lectures. I am very much grateful to Dr. R. B. Pandey, Principal, College of Indology, who gave us all the facilities for the lectures in the College of Indology.
Jain Cultural Research Society.