In 1992, Shantilal Jain was awarded the Padma Shri by the Govt. of India, the ﬁrst ever Padma award for outstanding community service through publishing.
The company celebrated its centenary in the year 2003. Its noted publications are the 100 volumes of the Mahapuranas, Sacred Books of the East (50 Volumes) edited by Max Müller;
Bibliotheca Buddhica (30 Volumes in 32 pts); Ramcharitmanas with Hindi and English translation, the Manu-smriti in ten volumes and the Sanskrit lexicon,
and Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (7 volumes). It also brings out books based on research and study conducted at organisations such as the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR),
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).