Bhadrabahu`s Kalpa Sutra is the earliest account of the life of the Tirthankaras, the 24th, 23rd, 22nd and 1st---since the arrangement of the book moves back in time.
The present work should in the fitness of things occupy a unique position. Scholars have divided this work into three Parts, Tirthankaras, Church Leaders and Parjusana.
For the present translation, however it has been divided into seven Parts as follows:
- Bhagavan Mahavira,
- Arhat Parsva,
- Arhat Aristanemi,
- Twenty other Tirthankaras,
- Arhat Rsabha,
- Church Leaders
About the Author:
Professor K.C. Lalwani a Social Scientist (Economics) was born in 1921. He was an M.A. in first class of the Calcutta University and taught Economics and Commerce in premier Institutions in India. Widely travelled in America and Europe, He had published many books and articles on Economics, Poltical Science, Religion, etc. He entered the new field of Jainology and published translations of Dasavaikalika, Bhagavati Sutra etc. He was knwon for his lucid exposition of the subject.