Author: Subhash Chandra Jain

About Author


Name: Subhash Chandra Jain
Address: 109 Prairie Hill Lane, Iowa City, IA 52246; Tel: 319-351-4593; Cell: 319-777-9639
Birthplace & Date:  Muzaffernagar, U.P., India, April 6, 1938
Highest Academic Degree: Ph.D. in Mechanics and Hydraulics, Univ. of Iowa, 1971
Ph.D. in Jainology, Univ. of Madras, India 2019 
Nationality: Indian

Academic Qualifications:

Certificate/Degree Board/University Year of Passing Subjects Division
High School U.P. Board 1953 Hindi, English, Science Math, Arts I
Intermediate U.P. Board 1955 Hindi, English, Physics Chemistry, Math I
B.Sc. Agra University 1957 Physics, Chemistry, Math I
B.E. (Civil) University of Roorkee 1960 Civil Engineering I
M.E. University of Roorkee 1966 Dam Design, Irrigation Hydraulics I
Ph.D. University of Iowa 1971 Mechanics & Hydraulics A grade
Ph.D. University of Madras 2019 Jainology
  Teaching Experience:
Institution Designation Duration
M.N.R. Engg. College, Allahabad Lecturer 7/61-6/67
Univ. of Iowa, USA Res. Asst. 9/67-10/70
Univ. of Iowa Res. Eng. 10/70-9/71
Univ. of Iowa Asst. Professor 9/71-8/73
Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee Reader 8/73-11/73
Birla Inst. of Tech. & Sci., Pilani Professor 11/73-3/74
Univ. of Iowa Asst. Professor 7/74-8/77
Univ. of Iowa Assoc. Prof. 8/77-8/82
Univ. of Iowa Professor 8/82-6/03
Univ. of Madras, Chennai Research Scholar 7/13-11/19
Univ. of Iowa Professor Emeritus 7/03-present
  1. Technical: Books and monographs – 4; Articles in technical journals – 76; Articles, chapters, abstracts, and summaries in research monographs, conference/symposium/ congress proceedings, handbooks, etc. – 45; Other technical publications – 91.
  2. Jainism: Book – 1; Articles in Compendiums – 4; Articles in Journals – 4; Article in Magazines – 3; Invited Lectures – 6; Paper presented in conferences and seminars – 9; Workshop – 1.
  Details of Publications related to the Karma Doctrine   Title of Ph.D. Thesis – Karma Doctrine and Rebirth in Jainism: A Logical Perspective.   Books
  1. Rebirth of the Karma Doctrine, Hindi Granth Karyalay, Mumbai, 2010.
  2. The Path to Inner Peace; Mastering Karma (Under review)
  1. Motivation to Become a Nonviolent Person, in Nonviolence as a Way of Life: History, Theory, and Practice, ed. Predrag Cicovacki and Kendy Hess (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2017, pp. 472-481.
  2. Doctrine of Karma, Free Will and Rebirth: A Logical Approach, in Scientific Perspective of Jainism, (eds.) Samani Chaitanya Prajna, Narendra Bhandari, and Narayan L. Kachhara (Ladnun: Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, 2017), pp. 150-182.
  3. A Mathematical Model of Karmic Load, in Scientific Aspects of Jainism, (eds.) Samani Chaitanya Prajna et al (Ladnun: Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, 2017), pp. 319-332.
  4. Sex and Sexual Orientation in Jainism, in Proceedings of the seminar on “Engaging Jainism with Modern Issues” (Ladnun: Jain Vishva Bharati Institute. 2019). 
  1. A Logical Perspective of Karma Doctrine, Jain Journal, Vol. XLI, No. 4, April 2007, pp. 175-184.
  2. A Rational Analysis of Karma Doctrine, Jain Journal, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, January 2009, pp. 110-127.
  3. Karma Siddhānta – Naye Paripekṣya Men, Anekānta, Year 67, Vol. 4, Oct. – Dec. 2014, pp. 46-55.
  4. Transmigration, Evolution and Jain Karma Doctrine, Jain Journal, Vol. XLIX, No. 1-4, July 2014-June 2015, pp. 19-40.
  5. Motivation for Righteous Conduct, ISJS-Transactions (Online Research Journal), Vol. 4, No. 2, April-June 2020, pp. 7-13.
  1. What You Sow, So You Reap: A Rational Analysis, Jain Study Circular, Vol. 23, No. 3-4, July-October 2002, pp. 18-20.
  2. Jainism and Doctrine of Deeds, Pratishtha Mahaotsav, Jain Center of Central Ohio, July 20-23, 2012, pp. 114-116.
  3. Bioethics and Karma Doctrine, Young Jains Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 1, Mar. – June 2013, pp. 20-21.
  Invited Lectures
  1. Karma Doctrine: A Scientist’s Perspective, Organized by Words Jain Confederation, Mumbai, 23 May 2010.
  2. Karma Doctrine and Ecology, Organized by Jain Philosophy and Science Study Center, Vigyan Samiti, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 4 June 2010.
  3. Jainism and Doctrine of Deeds, presented at the Jain Center and the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, October 10, 2010.
  4. Jain Karma Theory and Anekantvada, 2013 V.R. Gandhi Memorial Lectureship Events, Center for Jain Studies, Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont CA, 31 March 2013.
  5. Jain Karma Theory: A New Perspective, presented at Prakrit Bharati Academy, Jaipur,              26 July 2013.
  6. A Mathematical Model of the Karmic Load, presented at the International Conference on Science and Jain Philosophy during January 8-10, 2016 held at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.
  Conferences and Seminars
  1. Myth About Karma: Social and Ethical Implications, presented at the seminar on Integrating Modern Science and Spirituality for Social Wellness, Moradabad, India, March 7, 2010. 
  2. Motivation for Living with Less, presented at the seminar on Social Consciousness & Jainism held on August 27, 2010 at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
  3. Karma Doctrine and Bioethics, presented at 2012 Claremont International Jain Conference on Bioethics: Religious and Spiritual Approaches on August 24-25, 2012, Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont, CA.
  4. Law of Karma and Free Will, presented at National Conference on Jain Philosophy, Science, and Scriptures, Jasol, Rajasthan, 22-24 October 2012.
  5. Jain Karma Principle, Salvation and Gender, presented at Jainism Conference on Women’s Perspective in Dharma Traditions, Center for Jain Studies. Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont, CA, 21 August 2013.
  6. Transmigration and Karma Doctrine, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Scientific Development and Our Responsibility held in New Delhi on 8th & 9th February 2014 and organized by Gyan Sagar Science Foundation, Delhi.
  7. Doctrine of Karma, Free Will and Transmigration, presented at the National Workshop on Compendium of Science and Mathematics in Jainism held on October 2-3, 2014 at Adhyatma Sadhana Kendra, Meharauli, New Delhi.
  8. Prerequisites of Sallekhana, presented at the Three-day ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on Death and dying in Indian Tradition during 18-20 February 2016 held at University of Madras, Chennai.
  9. Sex and Sexuality in Jainism, presented at the National Seminar on Engaging Jainism with Modern Issues held on 24-26 February 2017 at Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun.
  1. Attended a National Workshop on Tattvarthasutra of Umasvati held from February 5 to 15, 2017 at B. L. Institute of Indology, Delhi.

Karma Phala (Consequences of Actions) December, 2020 Subhash Chandra Jain

Most Indians, including Jains, have the misunderstanding that phalas (consequences) of karmas are governed by the karma doctrine.