Mr. Pravin K. Shah is an author and educator who is active member of the Jain community in the United States. He is currently the vice president of Jain Education International and has worked with the Pluralism Project since the mid-1990s, specifically on the development of the Jainism section of On Common Ground: World Religions in America.
Mr. Shah has been instrumental in the formation of several educational resources about JainismThe term Jain or Jaina refers to the tradition of the Jinas, the “victorious ones” who have won spiritual liberation, and to those who follow it. The Jain tradition as we know it dates back some 2500 years to the life of the teacher Mahavira, said to ..., including the JAINAThe Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) is an umbrella organization encompassing the approximately 60 Jain centers in the United States and Canada. Since its first meeting in 1981, JAINA has held conventions every two years in various... Education and Literature CD and the JAIN eLibrary. The JAINA Education and Literature CD contains over 2,000 files, which consist of more than 10,000 pages. The CD was formally launched during ParyushanaParyushana is the most important holy season in the Shvetambara Jain ritual calendar. This festival season, celebrated over eight days in September, is the climax of the four-month monsoon period when ascetics abandon the wandering life to settle down amo... Parva (Mahvir Janma Vchan Day) in September 2002 at the Jain Society of Northern California (San Francisco). The Jain eLibrary is an online collection of scriptures, manuscripts, encyclopedia entries, magazines, and digitized books.
Selected Links and Publications
- Website: JAIN eLibrary
- Publication: Jainism Literature Center (Archive) [.pdf]
- Website: Jainism.org
- Website: JAINA: Federation of Jain Associations in North America