Author: K L ChanchreekMahesh Jain/Editor(s): K L Chanchreek & Dr Mahesh JainPublisher: Shree PublishersYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 375ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188658286
The present study Jainism and Western Thinkers, contains research based select writings of Western scholars on Jaina religion and philosophy, who have taken great pains in studying the Jaina scriptures and critically analysing the Jaina doctrine. In fact, during colonial rule and even in independent India foreign scholars have elaborately studied the antiquity, historicity and principles of Jainism and discussed at length the various aspects of Jaina religion based on Jaina scriptures, inscriptions, excavated finds as well as historical references.The Western scholars have appreciated the Jaina order of monks, who rejected the Vedic and Brahamanic philosophy, and more so, unique contribution of Mahavira who preached and propagated the religion of Jainas. Even Buddhist canon has innumerable references regarding the existence of the sect of the Nigantha Nataputta (Vardhamana Mahavira), who was his contemporary.In fact the purpose of the present volume is to provide selected researches and viewpoints of rich Jain tradition penned by the European scholars.
PREFACEA Short History of Jain ResearchThe Indian Sect of the JainasJainism: A Monastic ReligionJainism: A StudyThe Teaching of JainismThe Origin of ReligionJaina DoctrineJainism in the Comparative Science of ReligionsRevolt Against BrahmanismJainism More Steadfast to LifeA Separate Religious SectA Powerful ReligionThe Rise and Growth of JainismBibliographyIndex