‘Acharya Umaswami’ was the disciple of Acharya Kundkund. He was a ”Digambar Acharya” (head of the monastic order). Shvetambers have also accepted him as Acharya Umasvati.
”Acharya Umaswami” was the earliest Digambar saint who had committed to writing in Sanskrit. Acharyaji’s famous work Tattvarthathigama Sutra (Tattvārthsūtra) contains 357 Sutras which are divided into 10 chapters.
The final aim of the treatise is moksh (liberation), as such, it is also named as Moksh Sastra. It speaks of the importance of human life and lays stress on the moral, philosophic and ritualistic code of conduct of the human being in the attainment of moksh and kevala jnana.