This is a message from the researcher, Bindi.
The research is on young Jains (18-30 year olds) who have been born and/or brought up in the UK or USA. The kinds of things I am interested in learning about are:
a) how are young Jains interpreting Jainsim and what kind of religious practices are they involved in? How might these be different to their parents’ generation?
b) what kinds of organisations or networks are young Jains building and what are the goals of these organisations/networks?
c) Do young Jains translate the principle of ‘Ahimsa’ into wider concerns in society, such as non-violent solutions to conflict, concern for the environment, promoting vegetarianism, sustainable living, etc. If so, how do they do this?
I am looking for people who would be interested in participating in the research. Interviews generally take an hour to hour and a half. And I can meet at a time, day, and location that is convenient for you.
Please contact me via email at B.Shah@roehampton.ac.uk