Shāntinātha Charitra

Documentary heritage submitted by India and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

A text in Sanskrit written in Devanagari script. It describes the life and times of Shantinatha, the sixteenth Jain Tirthankara. This work was composed and written in the late fourteenth century 1396 C.E. (1453 Vikram Samvat). This unique manuscript contains as many as 10 images of scenes from the life of Shantinatha in the style of Jain paintings from Gujrat. It is an example of the finest expression in the art of miniature paintings in manuscripts. The ink used in the manuscript is gum lampblack and white paint made from mineral silver.

  • Year of submission: 2012
  • Year of inscription: 2013
  • Country: India
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