Dr. Heleen De Jonckheere is a scholar of Jain literature and Jain history. Her current research focuses on the idea of translation and adaptation in the Jain context and in South Asia in general, and on the religious implications of translation. Her further interests include Jain narrative literature, Jain polemics and manuscript culture, as well as the interactions of popular forms of religiosity with more established forms of religion. Dr. De Jonckheere mainly works with late-medieval and early-modern literary sources, but also ventures into projects involving current Jain communities. She received her PhD from Ghent University in December 2020 and is continuing her work at the University of Chicago. From November 2021 she will join the University of Toronto, as Bhagavan Shitalnath post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for South Asian Civilizations, Department of Historical Studies, Mississauga Campus.