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Illustrations of Jain Education System
Education of Jain monks and Sanyasins

While the Buddhists hesitated in  accepting  bhikshunis (nuns) to the clergy (Sangha), Jains welcomed sanyaninis from the very beginning. At Tapogachha campus in Gujarat, the ladies were educated in many fields. They were especially trained to be teachers and messengers of philosophy.  They participated in religious discussions and exchange of ideas which was inherent to the mode of education. The pictures above, taken from a Jain muth in Shravanabelagola, show education of Jain monks and nuns.

See Also:

  • Jain Education -- Chapter on Jain system of education from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat

History of EducationHistory of Education
Full text of Jyotsna Kamat's book documenting the tradition of education in Karnataka through the centuries; covers Buddhist, Jaina, Hindu, and Islamic educational systems.

Education in India Through the Ages
Education in India

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Jain Preceptor and StudentDancer and her TeacherEducated and Accomplished WomenListening to a Moral LessonA Guru and a DescipleGirl Learning to Write
The Scholar of GokarnWrestling SchoolEducation of Jain NunsTeacher and StudentsTeacher is teaching Sword TrickeryBuddhist Student Practices Handwriting
Education of the KingThree Storied Buddhist UniversityGirl Practicing the Veena InstrumentAncient University CampusBrahmin Reads ScripturesOriental Scholar  of Buddhist period
Three-storied Buddhist school in ElloraPunishment for Destroying Educational InstitutionsThe Design and Decorations of Palm-leaf textsEducation of the future kingA teacher examines the homework submitted by the princess. A 19th century painting from KarnatakaGirl Engaged in Self Study
A Girl Practicing the Veena  instrumentThe Reciting BrahmanA Jain Teacher and his ToolsA Muslim Father Taking Son to Makhtab (school)The Asri Mahal LibraryGirl Carrying a Slate
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