Dr. Samani Pratibha Pragyaji

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. More detailed information about her can be found here CV Pratibha Pragya