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Champat Rai Jain

Champat Rai Jain
Born (1867-08-06)6 August 1867[1]
Delhi, India
Died 1942
Occupation Barrister, Religious Scholar
Known for Key of Knowledge, Jainism, Christianity and Science, Jaina Law
Religion Jainism

Champat Rai Jain was an influential Jain writer and apologist of the 20th century.[2][3] He was the founder of Jaina mission in London.[3] In 1933, he attended the World Fellowship of Faiths and presented a talk on "Ahimsa as the Key to World Peace".[4]


  • Early life 1
  • Works 2
    • Key of Knowledge 2.1
  • See also 3
  • Citations 4
  • References 5

Early life

Champat Rai Jain was born on 6 August 1867 in Delhi, India. He was married at the age of 13.[1] In 1892, he went to England for studying Bar-at-Law.[5]


Confluence of opposites (1921)
"Risabha Deva-The Founder Of Jainism" book authored by Mr. Champat Rai Jain

Champat Rai Jain authored several important books on Jainism. He wrote in three main languages of his time: English, Hindi, Urdu.[6]

  • The Key of Knowledge (1915)
  • Confluence of Opposites (1921)[7]
  • The Practical Path (1917)
  • Gems of Islam
  • Jainism, Christianity and Science (Allahabad, 1930)[3]
  • The Jain Law (1926) [8][9]
  • Sacred Philosophy (1920)
  • Risabha Deva- The Founder of Jainism (1929, 1935)
  • What is Jainism
  • The Practical Dharma (1929)[10]
  • Jain Law
  • Sanatana Jain Dharma

Key of Knowledge

"Key of Knowledge", a book authored by Champat Rai Jain was published in 1915. It was widely acclaimed among the scholars.[7]

The Pioneer (on March 12, 1916) wrote: "Mr. Rai's book is singularly lucid and readable and not a word in it could give umbrage to the most sensitive votaries of the creeds discussed."

"The author's learning and breadth of outlook entitle him to patient hearing......"- The East and West—March (1916)

See also


  1. ^ a b Kumar 1996, p. 98.
  2. ^ Farhadian, Charles E. (2015). Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement. Baker Academic.  
  3. ^ a b c Jaini 2000, p. 33.
  4. ^ Bregman 2010, p. 203.
  5. ^ Kumar 1996, p. 205.
  6. ^ Pruthi 2004, p. 123.
  7. ^ a b Jain 1921.
  8. ^ *Jain, Champat Rai (1926), The Jaina Law, Devendra printing & publishing Company, Limited 
  9. ^ *Flügel, Peter (2006), Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues, Routledge, p. 424,  
  10. ^ "The Practical Dharma". 


  • Jain, Champat Rai (1921), Confluence of Opposites, archived from the original on 2009 
  • Jaini, Padmanabh S. (2000), Collected Papers on Jaina Studies, Motilal Banarsidass Publ,  
  • Jain, Champat Rai (1930), Jainism, Christianity and Science, The Indian Press, Allahabad, archived from the original on 2015 
  • Jain, Champat Rai (1917), The Practical Path, Central Jaina Publishing House 
  • Bregman, Lucy (2010), Religion, Death, and Dying, ABC-CLIO,  
  • Kumar, Bhuvanendra (1996), Jainism in America, Jain Humanities Press,  
  • Pruthi, Raj (2004), Jainism and Indian Civilization, Discovery Publishing House,  
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