List of English Translations of / Introductions to some Jain Scriptures (along with links for pdf)

List of English Translations / Introductions of Jain Scriptures (alongwith links for pdf)

Disclaimer: This list is not exhaustive.

Sr. No. Title Author Translator(s)
1. Āptamīmāmsā (आप्तमीमांसा) Ācārya Samantabhadra Nagin Shah / Saratchandra Ghoshal / Vijay K. Jain
2. Ātmānuśāsana (आत्मानुशासन) Ācārya Guṇabhadra J. L. Jaini / Vijay K. Jain
3. Dravyasamgraha (द्रव्यसंग्रह) Ācārya Nemichandra Vijay K. Jain / Saratchandra Ghoshal
4. Gommaṭasāra Jīvakāṇḍa (गोम्मटसार जीवकाण्ड) Ācārya Nemichandra J. L. Jaini
5. Gommaṭasāra Karmakāṅḍa (गोम्मटसार कर्मकाण्ड) Ācārya Nemichandra J. L. Jainivol. 1(upto gāthā 397) / J. L. Jainivol. 2(gāthā 398 onwards)
6. Iṣṭopadeśa (इष्टोपदेश) Ācārya Pūjyapāda Vijay K. Jain
7. Laghutattvasphoṭa (लघुतत्त्वस्फोट) Ācārya Amr̥tacandra Padmanabh S. Jaini
8. Mokshmargprakashak (मोक्षमार्गप्रकाशक) Acharyakalp Todarmal Hemchand Jain
9. Niyamasāra (नियमसार) Ācārya Kundakunda Uggar Sain Jain / Vijay K Jain
10. Nyāyadīpikā (न्यायदीपिका) Ācārya Dharmabhūṣaṇa Yati Itaru Wakiryo
11. Nyāyāvatāra (न्यायावतार) Ācārya Siddhasena Divākara A N Upadhye / Satis Chandra Vidyabhusana / Satya Ranjan Banerjee / P L Vaidya
12. Pañcāstikāya-samayasāra (पंचास्तिकाय-समयसार) Ācārya Kundakunda A. Chakravarti (alongwith commentary based on Samayavyākhyā) / Vijay K Jain
13. Parīkṣāmukham (परीक्षामुखम्) Ācārya Māṇikyanandi Saratchandra Ghoshal / Vijay K. Jain
14. Parmatma Prakash (परमात्म प्रकाश) Ācārya Yogīndradeva Rickhabb Dass Jain1 / Rickhabb Dass Jain2
15. Pravachanasāra (प्रवचनसार) Ācārya Kundakunda Jagdish Prasad Jain {along with commentary - Tattvadīpikā (तत्त्वदीपिका)} / Vijay K. Jain
16. Puruṣārthasiddyupāya (पुरुषार्थसिद्ध्युपाय) Ācārya Amr̥tacandra Vijay K. Jain / Ajit Prasad Jain
17. Ratnakaraṇḍa Śrāvakācāra (रत्नकरण्ड श्रावकाचार) Ācārya Samantabhadra Champat Rai Jain / Vijay K. Jain / Willem Bollée
18. Samādhitantram (समाधितन्त्रम्) Ācārya Pūjyapāda Vijay K. Jain
19. Samayasāra (समयसार) Ācārya Kundakunda A. Chakravarti {alongwith commentary based on Ātmakhyāti (आत्मख्याति)} / J. L. Jaini / Vijay K. Jain / J. Zaveri
20. Sanmati Tarka (सन्मति तर्क) Ācārya Siddhasena Divākara A. B. Athavle and A. S. Gopani
21. Sarvārthasiddhi (सर्वार्थसिद्धि) Ācārya Pūjyapāda S. Appandai Jain
22. Svarūpa Sambodhanam (स्वरूपसंबोधनम्) Ācārya Akalaṅkadeva Nagin Shah / Devendra Goyal
23. Svayambhū Stotra (स्वयम्भू स्तोत्र) Ācārya Samantabhadra Vijay K. Jain / Devendra Goyal - both the translators have provided Hindi as well as English translations of the text.
24. Syādvāda Mañjarī (स्याद्वाद-मंजरी) Ācārya Malliṣeṇasūri F. W. Thomas
25. Tattvārtha Sūtra (तत्त्वार्थसूत्र) Ācārya Umāsvāmī Nathmal Tatia (That Which Is) / Vijay K Jain (with explanation based on Sarvārthasiddhi) / K. K. Dixit / Vijay K. Jain
26. Vasunandin’s Śrāvakācāra (वसुनन्दि श्रावकाचार) (57-205) Ācārya Vasunandin Signe Kirde
  • Most of the books are from Jain eLibrary (jainelibrary.org) which would require a sign in to download them.
  • In case of multiple translations, have linked them to respective translators in one row only.
  • Have restricted this list to only मूलग्रन्थ written by Acharyas (including Pt. Todarmal Ji). There are many other scholarly books written by various authors in English and are available on Jain eLibrary.
  • All the works by Vijay K. Jain include both - Hindi as well as English translation along with the Sanskrit / Prakrit Text.
  • Kindly comment below in case you find any other work translated in English. Will add to the above list.
  • Kindly notify in case of any errors or broken links.

Edit 1: Found another translation of Ātmānuśāsana, Niyamasāra and Pañcāstikāya-saṃgraha, That Which Is - Tattvārtha Sūtra (Nathmal Tatia); Tattvārtha Sūtra (Vijay K. Jain); Svarūpa Saṃbodhana and Nyāyāvatāra (Satya Ranjan Banerjee); and Ratnakaraṇḍa Śrāvakācāra (Willem Bollée), Parīkṣāmukha Sūtra (Vijay K. Jain).

Edit 2: Nyāyāvatāra and Bibliographic survey of Siddhasena’s works (A N Upadhye); Gommaṭasāra Karmakāṇḍa, vol. 2.

Edit 3: Added another translation of Samayasāra (J. Zaveri).

Edit 4: Nyāyāvatāra (P L Vaidya)

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Sr. No.
Title
Author
Translator(s)
27. Aṣṭapāhuḍa (अष्टपाहुड़) Ācārya Kundakunda Jagat Prasad
28. Daśabhakti (दशभक्ति) Ācārya Pūjyapāda Dashrath Jain, P. C. Jain
29. Samayasāra (Soul Science - Translation along with Annotations) Ācārya Kundakunda Parasmal Agrawal website (Vol. 1 → 1-144; Vol. 2 → 145-287 and Vol. 3 - coming soon)
30. Dohā-pāhuḍa (दोहा-पाहुड) Muni Rāmasiṃha Colette Caillat
31. Rayaṇasāra (रयणसार) Ācārya Kundakunda Vijay K. Jain

Edit 1: Dohā-pāhuḍa (Colette Caillat)

Edit 2: Rayaṇasāra (Vijay K. Jain)

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Some of the editions that provide Hindi translations have an extensive introduction or a brief preface in English. This list is an attempt to put them at one place:

Sr. No.
Title
Author
Preface / Introduction
Pages
1. Bṛhat Kathākośa (बृहत् कथाकोश) Ācārya Hariṣeṇa A. N. Upadhye 1-122
2. Gaṇitasārasaṅgraha (गणितसारसंग्रह) Ācārya Mahāvīra B. B. Bagi x-xiv
3. Dharma Ratnākara (धर्म रत्नाकर) Ācārya Jayasena A. N. Upadhye 1-21
4. Kathākośa (कथाकोश) Ācārya Prabhācandra A. N. Upadhye 9-31
5. Kārtikeyānuprekṣā (कार्तिकेयानुप्रेक्षा) Svāmī Kārtikeya A. N. Upadhye 1-88
6. Paramātmaprakāśa and Yogasāra (परमात्मप्रकाश एवं योगसार) Ācārya Joindu (Yogīndu) A. N. Upadhye 1-104
7. Pravacanasāra (प्रवचनसार) Ācārya Kundakunda A. N. Upadhye 1-120
8. Ṣaṭkhaṇḍāgama (षट्खण्डागम) Ācārya Puṣpadanta & Ācārya Bhūtabalī A. N. Upadhye i-iv
9. Siddhiviniścaya-Ṭīkā (सिद्धिविनिश्चय टीका) Ācārya Anantavīrya Mahendra Kumar Jain Nyāyācārya 17-114
10. Tiloyapaṇṇattī (तिलोयपण्णत्ती) Ācārya Yativṛṣabha A. N. Upadhye (Vol. 1) i-iv
11. Tiloyapaṇṇattī (तिलोयपण्णत्ती) Ācārya Yativṛṣabha A. N. Upadhye (Vol. 2) 1-13
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I think there might be several english translation available of one granth. Example - Smaysaar, the attached English translation seems very old and I heard many indian and NRIs have done its English translations. I would say those should also be get availed here or on sites like vitraagvani and people generally go on such sites to download and look for pdfs of shastras

There are at least three or four editions that are hyperlinked above. Please click on the respective links to access the same. In case you come across another translation that is not included above, please let me know. Thanks

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