Faculty Member

Gour Hazra
Sr. Lecturer


Areas of Specialisation
Jainism, Buddhism and Philosophy of Religion

Date of Birth 15th of December 1951
Year Degree College/University
1976 B.A. (Hons.) Visva-Bharati
1978 M.A. Visva-Bharati
1987 Ph.D. Visva-Bharati
Research Projects, Papers and Books

List of Published Papers: I
"A Brief account of the Jaina View of Inference", Jain Journal, No.3. Vol.XV. Jan, 1981.
"Memory as a pramana - Jaina View" , in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. IX, No.3. April, 1982.
"Anekantavada in the Light of Some of Other Modern Views" in Jain Journal, Vol. XV. No.3. 1981.
"The Concept of Mind in Indian Thought with special reference to to Jaina System", Jain Journal, Vol. XXIII, No.4. 1988.
"Can we equate Mind with neurophysical activities?" The Visva-Bharati Journal Philosophy, Vol. XXIX, No.1. 1992.
"The Jaina concept of Pratyabhijna (Recognition) - An Appraisal", The Visva-Bharati Journal Of Philosophy, Vol. XXXIII, No.1, 1997; II, 1999.
Book Review: "The Hindu Vision of Anantanad Ramochandan" in The Visva-Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XXII, No.2. 1993.

Teaching Experience
14 years of Teaching in Visva-Bharati
Junior Research Fellow, UGC, 1982-86.
Any Other Information
Synopsis of the proposed topic of research work
'The Jaina concept of omniscience (Kevala jnan): A Critical and Comparative Study'.
In this research project I have tried to give an exposition of a critical and comparative study of the Jaina concept of omniscience (Kevala -Jnana). The study has been divided into two parts. First part is mainly concerned with the nature and definition of omniscience of the Jainas and in the second part, an attempt is being taken to compare it with some other parallel Indian views, specially Nyaya-Vaisesika and Advaita Vedantins.
Perception produced by the Yoga-sannikarsa of the Naiyayikas may be compared with the Jaina concept of omniscience (Kevala-jnana). Yoga-Sannikarsa of the Naiyayikas is a type of super-normal perception, but he Kevala-jnana of the Jainas is a super-sensuous perception.
Though there is some sort of dissimilarity between the Jaina concept of omniscience (kevala-jnana) and the Brahma-jnana of the Advaita Vedantins, there is some similarity also which I am going to highlight in this research paper.