Dr Samani Pratibha Pragya, was initiated as a Samani (Jain Nun); a modern Jain ascetic by His Holiness Acharya Sri Tulsi in the year 1989 at the age of 25. At present she is a disciple of His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman. Since 30 years, she has practiced, preached and lectured on Jainism and Ahimsa.
She is a member of Centre of Yoga Studies and Centre of Jaina Studies at SOAS university of London. She is a scholar of Jain Studies and her specialisms include the Terāpanth lineage, to which she belongs as a Samani (saint). Her current research focuses on the history and methods of modern Jain meditation and yoga. At present she is working as a Research Assistant at SOAS with Dr Flügel on Terāpanth data pertaining to the Jaina-Prosopography project.
She also initiated a rural development project at Tamkore, Rajasthan (India) and established Mahapragya
International School there. She worked there for underprivileged girls’ education in Rajasthan.