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Encyclopaedia of Jainism (In 30 Volumes)

Nagendra Kr. Singh (Editor)
Synopsis This encyclopaedia is vast collection of essays of more than thousand renowned Jaina scholars, philosophers, historians, sociologists of the world dealing with various aspects of Jainism: historical evolution of Jainism, Jain religio-philosophical tradition, tradition of Tirthankaras, monks, nuns and Shravakas, myths and legends, ethics and values, social system, political philosophy, psychology, philosophy, religion, socio-economic aspects, cosmology, ethics, mythology, non-violence, symbolism, art and architecture, ascetic practices of purification, language and literature—canonical and non-canonical, metaphysics of physics, building architecture, epigraphy and inscriptions, archeology, antiquities and monuments, fasts and festivals, rites and rituals, tantricism, sacred Jaina centres, Tirthankaras’s life and teachings, biography of Jaina philosophers, monks and nuns, cosmic spirit, social, political, economic and cultural geography, eschatological concept, chronology and history, comparative studies of Jainism with other world religions, solution of environmental crisis and peaceful coexistence of human being from the vast range of research journals, magazines, seminars, conferences and congress papers, dissertation notes, readers and other valuable but scattered sources.
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About the author

Nagendra Kr. Singh

Dr. Nagendra Kr. Singh has more than two decades research experience in Indological Studies – Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. He obtained his M.A. in History from Bihar University, Muzaffarpur and Ph.D. from Patna University, Patna. He also has conducted investigatory research on the History of Vaishnava Literature under the supervision of Dr. Noel King, California University, USA. Dr. Singh has also experience in teaching and research works on Jainism and Buddhism under Jaina Vishva Bharati, Ladanun, Rajasthan. He has directly associated with several research projects under the same University. Presently, he is working as a Director of Indo-European Jaina Research Foundation, Delhi. He has organized many seminars, conferences and workshops of national and international standard where many reputed scholars from all over the world took participation.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Jainism (In 30 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126106913
length 8089p., Index; 25cm.