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Two Jain Monks killed in a road accident near Nakoda By our correspondent Ahmedabad, DeshGujarat, 12 November, 2009
In a tragic incident, two Jain monks - Shree Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj Saben and Shri Namaskar Vijay Maharaj Sabeb, walking towards Jaisalmer were mowed down by a speeding Toyota Qualis car on Nakoda-Jaisalmer road in Rajasthan.
Police sources said Monks had set out for Jaisalmer after halt in Nakoda teerth. A Toyota Quallis crushed them while they were walking on the roadside.
According to sources Shri Dharmaghosh Vijay Ji Maharaj Saheb who was also in a group of monks was injured and hospitalized in critical condition.
This is second such tragic incident in just three days. On 10 November four Jain Sadhvis were killed in a road accident on Mehsana-Unjha highway.
Majority of Jain monks never use any type of vehicle in their life. They just walk barefoot. In last some years, accidents have killed and injured dozens of Jain monks on Highway side.
Shri Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj was Guru of numerous scholars By Japan K Pathak Ahmedabad, DeshGujarat, 12 November, 2009
87-year old Shree Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj Saheb who died in a road accident today was not only a Jain Monk but was Guru of numerous scholars from various universities across the world.
Shri Jambu Vijay Ji dedicated his life for preservation of manuscripts, reproduction and protection of ancient treasure of knowledge. He could read 18 languages. Thanks to his efforts, Jain manuscripts in Patan(Gujarat) Gyan Bhandar are very well protected and scanned for further circulation.
Whether a Japanese girl from Hiroshima University or an Italian lady from German University, or an author of a book on Jainism from U.S, they all had to come to Shri Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj Saheb to get the authentic knowledge of Jainism and Buddhism.
In 2007, Italian scholar Michel stayed 2 months in a small village near Rann of Kutch to get authentic guidance for her study on Jainism from Shri Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj who was staying there for Chaturmas. Michel became permanently vegetarian and started chanting Jain Navkar Mantra every day during her stay. Today Michell is in Italy, but she orders Gujarati Khakhara from Ahmedabad to continue her pledge of being vegetarian as there are few choices for vegetarians in Italy.
Shri Jambu Vijay Ji had visited northern India’s Badrinath teerth after 3,000 km walk.
Shree Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj, disciple of Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Ji Maharaj worked almost all their life in the compilation and publication of our ancient Jain Ägam literature. Many learned scholars worked under the leadership of Shri Jambu Vijay Ji Maharaj in the compilation and publication of Jainism’s most authentic literary treasure. The partial list of such scholars are; Muni Shri Dharmachandvijay, Late Pundit Shri Bechardas Doshi, Late Pundit Shri Amrutlal Bhojak, Late Pundit Shri Dalsukh Malvania, Dr. Sagarmal Jain, Dr. Nagin Shah, Late Dr. Harivallabh Bhayani, Pundit Rupendra Pagariya, Pundit Suresh Sisodiya, Dr. V M Kulkarni, and Dr. Vasudevsharan Agrawal.
Scholars not only from Jain community but other communities as well are deeply shocked by sudden demise of such a towering personality.
Contact Zones of Empires in Asia and Europe: Complexity, Contingency, Causality
Venue: Centennial Hall in Kyushu University School of Medicine, Fukuoka Japan
Accommodation: Sea Hawk Hotel, Fukuoka Japan
27 February – 4 March 2010
This conference seeks new approaches to common topics concerning social, cultural and political complexity on the fringes of empires in Europe and East Asia, namely, the Hellenistic and Roman, and successive Chinese empires.
A special focus of the conference will be on interactions between empires and their peripheries, and on contact zones.
The temporal coverage spans from the formative phase of the earliest empires in the concerned regions up to A.D.1000.
The purpose of the conference is to seek new avenues for research collaboration in cutting-edge research, which is why early career researchers are particularly welcome.
The conference will bring together archaeologists and anthropologists, philologists and linguists, art historians and historians, specialists of material culture and religion, experts on historical climate change and commercial exchange and many more.
An underlying, unifying feature of presentations, discussions and follow-up will be the methodological challenges of interdisciplinary research in the humanities, which is moving towards a global research enterprise.
The late 20th century had witnessed increased sophistication in theory and methodology when dealing with the emergence and development of civilisations and empires and their relations with surrounding communities.
Whether in Europe or in East Asia, notably in Japan, the study of symbiotic relationships between empires and surrounding communities has been prominent.
With the rich archaeological and written record to be examined, many important case studies have been produced.
Data on various environmental factors has increasingly informed our understanding of the forces underlying trajectories of socio-cultural, economic and political development.
This conference aims at synthesising these strands of research, aiming at a comprehensive reconstruction of the processes and causes of the emergence and development of social complexity and stateformation on the fringes of the empires, thereby setting the research agenda for collaborative research for the future.
Topics will include: 1.
Empires and their peripheries: interactions, interdependences and transformations 2.
Environment and food supply 3.
Ethnic identities, language, population movements and social mobility 4.
Networks of interaction, production and exchange 5.
Ritual, symbolism and cosmology 6.
Empires and their contested peripheries in longterm and global perspectives