Mr. Christopher Fleming

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Program
Field of Specialization: Religion
Name: Mr. Christopher Fleming       
Official Address: Whitman College, Washington
Indian Host Institution: International Summer School for
Jain Studies New Delhi
Duration of Grant &
Start Date :
Duration: 9 months
August 2011

Brief Bio:
Mr. Christopher Fleming graduated from Whitman College, majoring in historical religious studies. As an undergraduate he was an active member of the debate team and this contributes to his interest in discursive solutions to modern issues. He spent the last two summers completing Sanskrit courses at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is deeply fascinated by Indian literature and religious history and hopes to undertake graduate work in the history of religions, particularly South Asian.
Mr. Fleming’s research aims to explore the textual and philosophical basis of contemporary Jain philanthropy. Through conducting ethnographic research at Jain hospitals, animal refuges and other civic projects with the International School of Jain Studies, he hopes to illuminate the enduring significance of ancient textual traditions to modern Jains in a multi-religious milieu.