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Jain Studies : Finding Books

A guide to beginning research in Jain Studies

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Jain Ascetics

"Jain Ascetics (Unknown Artist) , 1995.72.1,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Oct 27, 2021,

Finding Books

Library Subject Headings 

The subject heading Jainism links to many results. Refine your search with more focused subjects. Here is a sample of subjects relating to Jainism (you may also want to refine by language and medium) 

Note! Try searching jain* (to get results for jain, jaina, and jainism)


Jainism Philosophy 




Jains -- India -- History

Jaina literature

Browse the Shelves

Browse the Shelves

Books on Jainism can be found in both the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library as well as the Main Stacks. These collections are contain both Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Call Numbers.   

Library of Congress

BL1300-BL1380 - Jainism

1310-1314.2 Sacred Books, Source

1315-1317  Jain Literature

1376-1378.85  Forms of Worship

1379-1380 Modifications, etc.

Dewey Decimal