Bharatiya Jnanpith

Bharatiya Jnanpith a literary and research organization, was founded on February 18, 1944 by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain of the Sahu Jain family and his wife Rama Jain to undertake systematic research and publication of Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali and Apabhramsha texts.

Its research and publication programme started with the publication of the Dhavala texts. A Jain temple at Moodabidri in Karnataka, southern India, had stored for centuries its manuscript of palm-leaves. It was a 9th century commentary in Prakrit and Sanskrit, of a 2nd century AD work, Satkhandagama, in Prakrit on the Jain doctrine of karma.

It has published two series of texts:

  1. Moortidevi Granthmala
  2. Lokodaya Granthmala

It annually publishes hundreds of books in Hindi (both original and translated works) and other languages, and also presents India's highest literary awards, the Jnanpith Awards and the Moortidevi Award, besides awards for upcoming writers.

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