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Jains Today in the World

 
Pierre Paul Amiel (Author) Sagarmal Jain (Editor) S P Pandey (Translator) Parshwanath Vidyapeeth Series
Synopsis
JAINS TODAY IN THE WORLD” is an exploration by the author of an ancient and relatively little-known faith that is surprisingly relevant for the XXIst century. It is a faith system that emphasizes non-violence, respect for the environment and the power of meditation - all while eschewing material possessions and encouraging the control over the self.

Jainism, a religion originating from India - with Hinduism and Buddhism - is an integral part of India. The Jain tradition, which enthroned the philosophy of ecological harmony and non-violence as its lodestar, flourished for centuries side-by-side with other schools of thoughts in ancient India. It formed a vital part of the mainstream of ancient Indian life, contributing greatly to its philosophical, artistic and cultural heritage. During certain periods of Indian history, many ruling elites as well as large sections of the population were Jains.
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About the author

Sagarmal Jain

Prof. Sagarmal Jain is M.A., Ph.D. in philosophy, and Secretary of Parshwanath Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, India. He has held several academic positions; and over 25 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded under his supervision. He has authored more than 25 books and 150 research articles; edited 160 books; and participated in numerous seminars in India and abroad. He is the General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Jaina Studies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Jains Today in the World
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186715878
length xxv+307p., 10p. of Plates; Col. Illustrations; 22cm.