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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Peter Flügel

MA, Dr Phil (Mainz)

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Peter Flügel
Department of the Study of Religions

Reader in the Study of Religions

Centre of Jaina Studies

Chair, Centre for Jaina Studies

Centre of Buddhist Studies

Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

SOAS Food Studies Centre

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Name:
Dr Peter Flügel
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4776
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
341
Office Hours:
Mondays 3-4pm

Biography

Jaina Studies, Religion & Society, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Indology, Philosophy

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised

Research

Peter Flügel has published extensively on the history, anthropology and sociology of contemporary Jain schools and sects, Jain relic stūpas, Jaina-Vaiṣṇava syncretism, and on the socio-political and legal history of the Jain tradition. He is also working on questions of comparative philosophy, pluralism and non-violence. He is the editor of the International Journal of Jain Studies, co-editor of Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, and series editor of Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies, and Jaina Studies (Harrassowitz).

Funded projects:
  • Förderungsstipendium (Research Grant, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 1986-1987)
  • Promotionsstipendium (Doctoral Research Grant, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.1987-1990)
  • Relic Worship in Jainism (2000 British Academy SRC SG-31522, 2002 Central Research Fund University of London REGS/CRF/2002/2003 (AR/CRF/A), 2002 SOAS IRP 285)
  • Socio-Demographic Analysis of Contemporary Jaina Monastic Orders (2001 British Academy SCR SG-32893, 2001 SOAS IRP 295)
  • Jaina Law and the Jaina Community in India and Britain, with Professor Werner Menski of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at SOAS as principal applicant (2003-2006 AHRB Research Grant B/RG/AN9085/APN/16406)
  • Jaina Rituals of Death (2011 AHRC Fellowship AH/I002405/1 2011)
  • Johannes Klatt’s Jaina-Onomasticon (2012-2015 Leverhulme Trust Research Grant RPG-2012-620)
Fellowships:
  • Millennium Fellow SOAS, University of London (2000-2002)
  • Lifelong Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun (Rajasthan) (from 2001)
  • Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt (2012-2013)
International collaborations:
  • Olle Qvarnström, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, University of Lund, Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS (from 2007)
  • Shahid Rahman, Department of Philosophy, University of Lille 3, Jaina Logic and Argumentation (from 2012)
  • Eva de Clercq, Ghent University, Jaina Studies, Cooperation in Postgraduate Research & Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS (from 2013)
  • Research Network for Dynamic and Dialogical Approaches to Historical Logic (DDAHL)
Awards:
  • Ācārya Tulsī Anekānt Sammān. Ācārya Mahāprajña & M.G. Saraogi Foundation Calcutta, Dabaṛī (Rajasthan) 1999
  • International Pravartinī Pārvatī Jain Award, Sādhvī Sudhā & Award Committee, Ambala (Panjab) 2010
  • 'Jewel of the Jain World' Award 2012, Jain World Foundation USA

Expertise

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Available for
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Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Edited Books

Flügel, Peter, ed. (2014) International Journal of Jaina Studies Volume 7-9. Mumbai: Hindi Granth Karyalay. (International Journal of Jaina Studies).

Flügel, Peter, ed. (2011) International Journal of Jaina Studies Volume 4-6. Mumbai: Hindi Granth Karyalay. (International Journal of Jaina Studies)

Flügel, Peter, ed. (2008) International Journal of Jaina Studies Volume 1-3 2005-2007. Mumbai: Hindi Granth Karyalay. (International Journal of Jaina Studies)

Flügel, Peter, ed. (2006) Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues. London: Routledge. (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies. Vol. 1)

Book Chapters

Flügel, Peter (2014) 'Historical Sources on the Loṅkāgaccha- and Sthānakavāsī-Traditions in Johannes Klatt’s Jaina-Onomasticon.' In: Kimura, Toshihiko, (ed.), Indian and Buddhist Studies in Honor of President Dr. Shouou (Kiyoaki) Okuda in Recognition of his Lifelong Scholarship. Osaka: Kosei Publishers, pp. 314-333.

Flügel, Peter (2012) 'Jainism.' In: Anheier, Helmut K and Juergensmeyer, Mark, (eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Vol. 3. Thousand Oakes: Sage, pp. 975-979.

Flügel, Peter (2010) 'Worshipping the Ideal King: On the Social Implications of Medieval Jaina Conversion Stories.' In: Schalk, Peter and Deeg, Max and Freiberger, Oliver and Kleine, Christoph and van Nahl, Astrid, (eds.), Geschichten und Geschichte: Historiographie und Hagiographie in der asiatischen Religionsgeschichte. Upsala: Uppsala, pp. 357-432. (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Historia Religionum)

Flügel, Peter (2010) 'Power and Insight in Jaina Discourse.' In: Balcerowicz, Piotr, (ed.), Logic and Belief in Indian Philosophy. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, pp. 85-217. (Warsaw Indological Studies)

Flügel, Peter (2009) 'Jaina Law.' In: Katz, Stanley N., (ed.), The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 363-365.

Flügel, Peter (2008) 'The Unknown Lonka: Tradition and the Cultural Unconscious.' In: Caillat, Colette and Balbir, Nalini, (eds.), Jaina Studies. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, pp. 181-279. (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference Vol. 9.)

Flügel, Peter (2008) 'Prologue.' In: Mathematical Sciences in the Karma Antiquity. Vol.1: Gommaṭasāra (Jīvakāṇḍa) by Laxmi Candra Jain in collaboration with Prabha Jain. Jabalpur: Gulab Rani Karma Science Museaum & Shri Brahmi Sundari Prasthashram Samiti, pp. 1-15.

Flügel, Peter (2006) 'Demographic Trends in Jaina Monasticism.' In: Flügel, Peter, (ed.), Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues. London and New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), pp. 312-398. (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies)

Flügel, Peter (2005) 'Present Lord: Simandhara Svami and the Akram Vijnan Movement.' In: King, Anna S. and Brockington, John, (eds.), The Intimate Other: Love Divine in the Indic Religions. New Delhi: Orient Longman, pp. 194-243.

Flügel, Peter (2003) 'Spiritual Accounting: The Role of the Kalyāṇaka Patra in the Religious Economy of the Terāpanth Śvetāmbara Jain Ascetics.' In: Qvarnström, O., (ed.), Jainism and Early Buddhism in the Indian Cultural Context: Festschrift in Honour of P.S. Jaini. Fremont, Cal.: Asian Humanities Press, pp. 167-204.

Flügel, Peter (2002) 'Sthanakavasi Jain Tradition.' In: Melton, J. G. and Baumann, G., (eds.), Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, pp. 1221-1223.

Flügel, Peter (2002) 'Terapanth Svetambara Jain Tradition.' In: Melton, J.G. and Baumann, G., (eds.), Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, pp. 1266-1267.

Articles

Flügel, Peter (2014) 'Pioneer of Jaina Studies at SOAS: Robert Hamilton Blair Williams (1915-1975).' Jaina Studies - Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter, 9 . pp. 22-26.

Flügel, Peter (2014) 'The Correspondence of the Modern Founders of Jaina Studies.' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 9 . pp. 38-39.

Flügel, Peter (2013) 'A Rare Jaina-Image of Balarāma at Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī.' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 8 . pp. 24-28.

Flügel, Peter (2012) 'Stūpa as Tīrtha: Jaina Monastic Funerary Monuments.' Jaina Studies. Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 7 . pp. 25-27.

Flügel, Peter (2012) 'Protestantische und Post-Protestantische Jaina-Reformbewegungen: Zur Geschichte und Organisation der Sthānakavāsī IV.' Berliner Indologische Studien, 20 . pp. 37-124.

Flügel, Peter (2012) 'Sacred Matter: Reflections on the Relationship of Karmic and Natural Causality in Jaina Philosophy.' Journal of Indian Philosophy, 40 (2). pp. 119-176.

Flügel, Peter (2011) 'Burial Ad Sanctos at Jaina Sites in India.' International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online), 7 (4). pp. 1-37.

Flügel, Peter (2011) 'Johannes Klatt's Jaina-Onomasticon.' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 6 . pp. 58-61.

Flügel, Peter (2010) 'The Jaina Cult of Relic Stūpas.' Numen, 57 (3). pp. 389-504.

Flügel, Peter (2010) 'Truthfulness and Truth in Jaina Philosophy.' Anusandhān, 50 (2). pp. 166-218.

Flügel, Peter (2010) 'New Developments in Aniconic Jaina Iconography.' Jaina Studies: Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 5 . pp. 24-28.

Flügel, Peter (2009) 'Jain Monastic Life: A Quantitative Study of the Terāpanth Śvetāmbara Mendicant Order.' Jaina Studies: Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 4 . pp. 24-29.

Flügel, Peter (2008) 'Les communautés monastiques jaïnes: histoire et présent. Traduit de l’anglais par Nalini Balbir.' Religions & Histoire, 21 . pp. 38-41.

Flügel, Peter (2008) 'Jaina Relic Stūpas.' Jaina Studies: Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 3 . pp. 18-23.

Flügel, Peter (2007) 'Protestantische und Post-Protestantische Jaina-Reformbewegungen: Zur Geschichte und Organisation der Sthānakavāsī III.' Berliner Indologische Studien, 18 . pp. 127-206.

Flügel, Peter (2007) 'A Short History of Jaina Law.' International Journal of Jaina Studies, 3 (4). pp. 1-15.

Flügel, Peter (2006) 'Jainism and society.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 69 (1). pp. 91-112.

Flügel, Peter (2006) 'Jaina Philosophy and Religion.' International Journal of Jaina Studies, 2 (3). pp. 1-8.

Flügel, Peter (2005) 'The Invention of Jainism: A Short History of Jaina Studies.' Journal of Jaina Studies (Kyoto), 11 . pp. 1-19.

Flügel, Peter (2005) 'Beyond the Hindu Frontier: Jaina-Vaiṣṇava Syncretism in the Gujarātī­ Diaspora I.' International Journal of Tantric Studies, 7 (1). pp. 1-43.

Flügel, Peter (2005) 'Beyond the Hindu Frontier: Jaina-Vaiṣṇava Syncretism in the Gujarātī­ Diaspora II.' International Journal of Tantric Studies, 7 (1). pp. 1-28.

Flügel, Peter (2003) 'Protestantische und Post-Protestantische Jaina-Reformbewegungen: Zur Geschichte und Organisation der Sthānakavāsī II.' Berliner Indologische Studien, 15-17 . pp. 149-240.

Flügel, Peter (2003) 'The Codes of Conduct of the Terāpanth Samaṇ Order.' South Asia Research, 23 (1). pp. 7-53.

Flügel, Peter (2000) 'Zum Ursprung der Terapanth Svetambara Jain Tradition.' Here&Now4U . pp. 1-20.

Flügel, Peter (2000) 'Protestantische und Post-Protestantische Jaina-Reformbewegungen: Zur Geschichte und Organisation der Sthānakavāsī I.' Berliner Indologische Studien, 13/14 . pp. 37-103.

Flügel, Peter (1999) 'Jainism and the Western World: Jinmuktisūri and Georg Bühler and Other Early Encounters.' Jain Journal, 34 (1). pp. 1-11.

Flügel, Peter (1998) 'Jainism and the Western World: Jinmuktisuri and Georg Bühler and other early encounters.' Jinamañjari, 18 (2). pp. 36-47.

Flügel, Peter (1996) 'Jain Revival at the V & A Museum.' Anthropology Today, 12 (1). pp. 16-18.

Flügel, Peter (1996) 'The Ritual Circle of the Terāpanth Śvetāmbara Jains.' Bulletin D' Études Indiennes, 13 . pp. 117-176.

Bastin, Rohan and Flügel, Peter (1988) 'The Hindu Pantheon: A Critique.' Man, 23 (4). pp. 757-759.

Monographs

Flügel, Peter (2012) Askese und Devotion: Das rituelle System der Terāpanth Śvetāmbara Jains. London: Centre of Jaina Studies.

Book Reviews

Flügel, Peter (2006) 'Review of "The Jains. Second Revised Edition" by Paul Dundas.' Internationales Asienforum/International Asia Forum, 37 (3-4). pp. 396-399.

Flügel, Peter (2006) 'Review of Vom Ganges zum Himalaya: Indologische Lehr- und Wanderjahre 1930–32. Von Ludwig Alsdorf (ed. Annegret Bollée). Bamberg: Annegret Bollée, Don-Bosco-Str. 2, D-96047 Bamberg, 2005 (privately published).' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 69 (3). pp. 478-479.

Flügel, Peter (2006) 'Review of Wörterbuch des kanonischen Jinismus. By Klaus Mylius. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005.' Internationales Asienforum, 37 (3-4). pp. 395-396.

Flügel, Peter (2005) 'Review of Christopher Key Chapple, ed. 'Jainism and Ecology: Non-Violence in the Web of Life'.' Environmental Ethics, 27 . pp. 201-206.

Flügel, Peter (2005) 'Review of Historical Dictionary of Jainism by Kristi L. Wiley. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2004.' Jain Spirit (23). p. 30.

Flügel, Peter (2001) 'Review of 'The Universe as Audience. Metaphor and Community among the Jains of North India'. By R.K. Jain. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1999.' Jinamañjari, 23 (1). pp. 70-77.

Flügel, Peter (2000) 'Review of 'Renunciation of a Pastoral People'. By V. K. Srivastava. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997.' South Asia Research, 20 (2). pp. 184-187.

Flügel, Peter (1999) 'Review of Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence. By Kurt Titze. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1998.' Internationales Asienforum, 30 (3-4). pp. 403-405.

Flügel, Peter (1998) 'A Review of Bauddhavidyaasudhaakara.h. Studies in Honour of Heinz Bechert on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday.' Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 5 .

Flügel, Peter (1998) 'Review of Absent Lord: Ascetics and Kings in a Jain Ritual Culture. By Lawrence A. Babb. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 4 (1). pp. 167-169.

Flügel, Peter (1997) 'Review of Riches and Renunciation: Religion, Economy and Society among the Jains by James E. Laidlaw. OUP 1995.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 3 (2). pp. 401-402.

Flügel, Peter (1997) 'Review of 'Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism'. Edited by D. S. Lopez Jr. 1995.' International Journal of Hindu Studies, 1 (3). pp. 621-623.

Flügel, Peter (1991) 'Review of Theorie und Verfremdung. Max Weber, Louis Dumont und die Analyse der indischen Gesellschaft. By M. Fuchs. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1988.' Peripherie, 41 . pp. 94-95.

Flügel, Peter (1991) 'Review of Ritual, History and Power. Selected Papers in Anthropology. By M. Bloch. London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology 58. London: The Athlone Press, 1989.' Peripherie, 41 . pp. 96-97.

Flügel, Peter (1989) 'Review of The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Prespective. By A. Appadurai (ed.). Cambride: Cambridge University Press, 1986.' Anthropos, 84 (1-3). pp. 245-247.

Flügel, Peter (1986) 'Review of Die Grundlagen Primitiven Denkens. By C. R. Hallpike. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1984 (German Translation of The Foundations of Primitive Thought. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980).' Psychologie Heute, 12 (12). pp. 80-81.

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