This is theFirst English Translation of Volume One of the sixteen volumes of Dhavala, one of the most sacred and ancient canons of jainism. satkhandagama is the first definitive formulation of the "Theory of Karma"handed over to generations of ascetics by word of mouth and written for the first time more than two thousand years ago. Dhavala is the commentary on this ancient text,composed about 1300-1400 years ago. It is the lucid as well as rigorous and commands great respect as canon-god (Shruta-Devta).
About the Author :Dr. Nandla Jain is the author of several books in English and Hindi on various aspects of Jainism including Karma theory. He is retired as a professor of Chemistry from Government College, Rewa (M.P.).Dr. Ashok Kumar Jain is a Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.