Shri Dalsukh D. Malvania born at Sayla, Distt. Surendra Nagar (Gujarat) on 22nd July, 1910 is a distinguished Jain scholar of the country. He passed Nyayatirtha examination in 1931. After having served in Banaras Hindu University, he joined L.D. Institute of Indology as its Director on 1 st December 1959.
Shri Malvania has association with the following literary and academic institutions :
Secretary, The Prakrit Text Society (1957- 73), Secretary, Jain Cultural Research Society since 1948, Secretary, Jain Sahitya Nirman Yojana, Varanasi since 1953, Secretary, Prakrit Vidya Mandal, Ahmedabad since 1964, General Editor, History of Jain Literature (Hindi), General Editor, Prakrit Text Society series, General Editor, L.D. Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidya Mandir series Ahmedabad, Proctor, Banaras Hindu University (1959), Visiting Professor, M.S. University, Baroda (1960).
Jain Darshan, Me Agamkal
Pramana-mimamsa (Sanskrit), Jnanbindu (Sanskrit), Nandi and Anuyoga, Prajnanpana, etc.
Nayavataravartika-Vritti, Dharmot tarapradipa, Pramanavartika Visesavasyaka- bhasya, Ratnakarvartika, etc.
Ganadharawada (Prakrit-Gujarati), Sthananga-Samavayanga (Prakrit-Gujaraitti) etc.
Atma-mimamsa (Hindi), Nishitha (Hindi), Bhagwan Mahavir No Sandesa, etc.
He was President of Prakrit and Jainism Section of All India Oriental Conference held at Delhi in 1957 and its Acting President in 1965 at Gohati.
Shri Malvania was Visiting Professor for Indian Philosophy at University of Toronto, Canada during 1968-69. He has been falici- tated and honoured with a cash award of Rs. 2500/- byVirNirwan Bharati in 1974.
Address: L. D. Institute of Indology, near Gujarat Univrsity, Ahmedabad-9, Phone 78295.