List of Jains

Jain (/ˈn/) is the title and name given to an adherent of Jainism. The term has its origin in the Sanskrit term jina ("conqueror" or "victor"). This article lists prominent individuals who have self-identified as a follower of Jainism.

AsceticsEdit

Business leadersEdit

Indian independence struggleEdit

Constitutional Office-HoldersEdit

Political leadersEdit

MonarchsEdit

PoliticiansEdit

EntertainmentEdit

SportsEdit

AuthorsEdit

 
Champat Rai Jain, 20th-century Jain scholar
  • Ilango Adigal (Jain monk)
  • Banarasidas – poet, spiritualist and thinker; composed the Banarasivilasa, Nataka Samayasara and his magnum opus, Ardhakathanaka, the first autobiography in Hindi literature[21]
  • Virchand Gandhi – represented Jainism in parliament of world religions held at Chicago in 1893, delivered 535 speeches in USA and Europe, and initiated education of Indian women in USA under banner of SEWI[22]
  • Bhagchandra Jain – scholar of Jainism, Buddhism and ancient languages.; recipient of the President's (Rastrapati) Award; has written over 40 books and published more than 300 research papers
  • Champat Rai Jain – influential Jain writer and apologist of the 20th century
  • Padmanabh Jaini – author, Professor Emeritus Berkeley University
  • Janna – earliest Kannada poet and contributor to Kannada literature
  • Jainendra Kumar
  • Taarak Mehta[23] – columnist, humourist and writer
  • Adikavi Pampa – earliest Kannada literature
  • Bal Patil[24] – author, journalist, Jain activist and ex-member of Minority Commission, Government of Maharashtra
  • Nathuram Premi – publisher and scholar of Jainism, founder of Hindi Granth Karyalay and Manikchandra Jain Granthamala, historian, researcher, social reformer and editor of Jain Mitra and Jain Hitaishi'
  • Kanhaiyalal Sethia
  • Shivakotiacharya - 9th-10th century writer, is considered the author of didactic Kannada language Jain text Vaddaradhane

OtherEdit

Scientists and mathematiciansEdit

AncientEdit

ModernEdit

Social workersEdit

ActivistsEdit

Padma Shri awardeesEdit

Padma Bhushan awardeesEdit

Padma Vibhushan awardeesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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