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Jainism and Jain Culture in India

 
Projit Kumar Palit (Author)
Synopsis

The book contains twenty-nine papers contributed by eminent scholars from India and abroad to articulate on various aspects of the Jainism and Jaina Culture in India to record the results of their years of painstaking and meaningful research in a succinct and lucid manner with great objectivity and scholarly insight. Topics on Jainism and Jaina culture, concept of non-violence, antiquities and art, Jaina philosophy, existence of life after death, Jaina manuscript, painting, language and literature, food adoption and every other aspect and activities have been discussed in their true historical perspective. This volume is a commendable work worthy of a place in every library for the use of researchers as well as general readers.


Contents:
Introduction
List of Plates
1. Jainism and Jaina Culture in General
2. Asceticism as Propounded in the Jain Canons
3. The Abode of the Jinas Adjoining the Eastern Indian Plateau: An Archaeological Study
4. Jaina Sarvatobhadra Pratimas or Caumukhas from Purulia District of West Bengal: An Iconographic Discourse
5. Jainism in Bengal from a Literary and Archaeological Point of View
6. Jaina Scultural Remains from Satpatta Village, District Bankura, West Bengal
7. Study of jaina Art as a Source of Indian History and Culture
8. Ecology and Jain Philosophy
9. Environment and Sustainable Development: An Exploration from Jainism
10. On the Arrangement of Some Sutras of Trivikramama’s Prakrit Grammar
11. Techinical Terms in Prakrit Grammar of Hemacandra
12. Scientific Aspects of Karma Theory
13. Akarananiyama: A Transseharian Type of Ethically Possitive Action
14. Peaceful Co-Existence in Jain Ethics
15. Spirituality is the Highest Weal: A Jaina Perspective
16. Self and Liberation: A Jaina Understanding
17. Existence of Life after Death: A Jain Perspective
18. Philosophy of Anekanta Approach’s the Tolerance and Co-exist Mind
19. Jainism: Way of Peace
20. The Jaina Attitude Towards God
21. Divine Aspect in Samvara Nirjana in Jainism
22. Jainism: A Dynamanic Realism
23. Social Aspect of Jainism
24. Non-violence, Rights and Social Development: The Jain Perspective
25. Early Manuscript Paintings in Western India of the Medieval Period
26. Hemacandra on Sarvana
27. Cloisters Jaina Friars In Karnataka
28. The First Collected Edition of Svetambara Jain Canonical Texts
29. Food Adoption: Ahimsa and Jainism

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About the author

Projit Kumar Palit

Projit Kumar Palit (b. 1967) received his post-graduate degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He specializes in various aspects of North-Eastern India, and received Ph.D. degree. He had also dexterously executed a number of research projects sponsored by the The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Tribal Research Institute, Government of Tripura. His various writings have been published in several reputed journals both in and outside India and has a vast experience of attending a number of National and International seminars. He has worked as a Post-doctoral Research Scholar on History of Art in Tripura, at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, and was also associated with the editorial work of most prestigious publication of this Institute, i.e., the Cultural Heritage, Art – Vol. VII, and – Modern India, Vol. VIII. He has a wide range of teaching experience and also served as the Principal of Mohananda B.Ed. College. Presently , he is working as Lecturer in History, the Belonia Government College, Tripura.

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Bibliographic information

Title Jainism and Jain Culture in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.01.2022
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174792402
length xxiii+357p, 24cm.