Dalsukh Dahyabhai Malvania

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Dalsukh Dahyabhai Malvania
Born (1910-07-22)22 July 1910
Died 2000
Awards Padma Bhushan

Dalsukh Dahyabhai Malvania (1910–2000) was an Indian scholar, writer and philosopher, known for his writings on Jain, Buddhist and Hindu philosophies.[1] He contributed to Jain literature with his writings on the scriptures of the Śvētāmbara sect of Jainism.[2] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1992, for his contributions to literature and education.[3]


Dalsukh Malvania was born on 22 July 1910 at Sayla, in Surendranagar district of the Indian state of Gujarat[4] in a jain family.[5] After completing Nyayatirtha in 1931, he joined Banaras Hindu University as a member of faculty and worked there till he moved to L. D. Institute of Indology of the Gujarat University as its director in 1959. He was associated with several literary societies and organizations such as the Prakrit Text Society, Jain Cultural Research Society, Jain Sahitya Nirman Yojana, Prakrit Vidya Mandal and was a visiting professor of Indian Philosophy at the University of Toronto and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.[4] Sambodhi, twelve-volume recreation of the ancient scripture,[6] Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies[7] and Evolution of Indian Philosophies,[8] both running into multiple volumes, and Jainism : some essays[9] are some of his notable works. He also published many article on Jainism and Indian philosophy, including Beginnings of Jaina Philosophy in the Acàraňga,[10] The Word Pǖjā and its Meaning[11] and On Bhadreshwara's Kahāvali.[12] He was a recipient of the civilian honor of the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1992.[3] He died in 2000 at the age of 90.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Pandit Dalsukh D. Malvania". Jainpedia. 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Malvania, Dalsukh Bhai on WorldCat". WorldCat. 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Dalsukh Malvania". Encyclopedic article. Encyclopedia of Jainism. 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. ^ "List of Jain Scholars in India". Colorado State University. 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  6. ^ Dalsukh Malvania (2012). Sambodhi. Ulan Press. p. 418. ASIN B00AIGSF30.
  7. ^ Dalsukh Malvania, Jayendra Soni, Karl H. Potter (Editors) (2007). Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 828. ISBN 978-8120831698.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  8. ^ Soni Jayendra; Dalsukh Malvania (2007). Evolution of Indian Philosophies. D.K. Printworld. ASIN B0049VU4DO.
  9. ^ Dalsukh D. Malvania (1986). Jainism : some essays. Prakrit Bharti Acad. u.
  10. ^ Johannes Bronkhorst (1993). The Two Traditions of Meditation in Ancient India. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 145–. ISBN 978-81-208-1114-0.
  11. ^ Dalsukh Malvania. "The Word Pǖjā and its Meaning" (PDF). Indologica. 14 (17).
  12. ^ Dalsukh Malvania. "On Bhadreshwara's Kahāvali" (PDF). Indologica. 11 (2).

Further reading

  • Dalsukh Malvania. "The Word Pǖjā and its Meaning (full text)" (PDF). Indologica. 14 (17).
  • Dalsukh Malvania. "On Bhadreshwara's Kahāvali (full text)" (PDF). Indologica. 11 (2).
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