The Jains

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Routledge, 2002 - Religion - 354 pages
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The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, defined themselves as a unique religious community. This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism.

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True knowledge of human life.
Jainism though the most ancient religion or rather science of human life is well explained in the book the auther has made sincere effort to introduce to the world the
philosophy of Ahimsa which is the source of inspiration to Mahatma Gandhi and almost all the religions on the Indian subcontinent. Sincerely the theory of human life as explained in Jain sutras need advanced research which shall unravel the secrets of human life. 

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Paul Dundas is senior lecturer in Sanskrit in the School of Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, specialising in middle Indo-Aryan philology and the Jain religion. He is the author of The Sattasai and its Commentators

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