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Manoj Jain
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Dr. Manoj Jain is a physician and widely published writer on both medical and faith-based subjects. Dr. Jain is the author of the Wisdom Tales book Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence, which will be published in July, 2014. It is a powerful but simple narrative of the life of Mahavira. Mahavira was a great spiritual figure who lived six centuries before the birth of Jesus in India. He was a great spiritual teacher (the name “Mahavira” means “very brave”) who imagined a world without violence and made the practice of nonviolence, compassion, and forgiveness central points of the religion he would found — Jainism. Dr. Jain’s book is a very good introduction through words, and the paintings of Demi, to an important religious figure whose remarkable life if little known in the West.

Manoj Jain is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, and his work has also appeared on NPR, CNN, and the New York Times. Committed to following Mahavira’s teaching of nonviolence, Dr. Jain co-founded the annual Gandhi-King Conference with Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He lives with his wife and three children in Memphis, TN.

Awards Won by This Author’s Books


  • Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence:
    • Winner in the “Children's Religious” category of The USA “Best Books 2014” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
    • Gold Medal in the “Children’s Nonfiction” category of the 2014 Midwest Book Awards
    • Honor Award in the 2015 Skipping Stones Honor Awards, in the category “Multicultural & International Books”


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