Samaniji’s Profile

Samani Him Pragya

Dr. Samani HimPragya
Former Visiting Professor
Florida International University
Miami, Florida, USA

Associate Professor
Deptt of Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute
Ladnun-341306, (Rajasthan) India

She is a senior disciple of Acharya Shree Mahashramanji, the 11th Acharya of Jain Shwetamber Terapanthi Tradition. Born in Phatehgadh (Kacch, Gujarat) in 1967. Initiated by HH Acharya Shree Mahaprajna in the benign presence of Acharya Tulsi in 1991 at Ladnun, Rajsthan.
Areas of Specialization: Jainism, Comparative Religion, Comparative Philosophy, Meditation & Spirituality, Nonviolence, Science of Living, Sanskrit and Prakrit Language
Since 1991 she has been practicing Jain nun and working in the field of education. Her teaching, research and publication are mainly based on Jain philosophy and Sanskrit Grammar. For religious discourses and visiting lectures she has visited USA, London (UK), Korea, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Dubai, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Participated in several national and international workshops, seminars and conferences in India and abroad.
Obtained Bachler degree in Arts in 1990 from Brahmi Vidya Peeth College, Ladnun, Rajasthan, India. Got Master in “Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy” from Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun, Rajasthan, India in 1997. Awarded PhD on “Social Philosophy of Acharya Tulsi” in 2004, which is published from Adarsh Sahitya Sangh, Churu, Rajasthan, India in 2006.

Recently she is working on a mega project “Commentary on Sanskrit Grammar Kalu-Kaumudi”.