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Expansion of South Asian Studies.
Jainism currently has only a miniscule presence.
Jainism has survived and flourished in India in the past.
Doctrines of ahimsa, aparigraha , anekanta and karma relevant today.
New generation of Jains must acknowledge their identity proudly and discuss Jainism with non-Jains.
Modern and creative approaches are needed.
ISJS is remedying this by training and motivating current and future researchers and faculty/teachers.