xii, 247p., App., Bib., Gloss., Index, 23 cm. (Lala Sunder Lal Jain Research Series, Vol. XXI, edited by Satya Ranjan Banerjee)
Ahimsa, Anekanta and Jainism is a collection of articles written by eminent and illustrious scholars of Jainism. The book has three sections. In section one, the views on the nature of ahimsa are emphasised and it is stated that ahimsa is the backbone of the progress of the civilised world. In the second section, the philosophy of anekanta, one of the greatest arguments of human mind, is focussed on by six learned scholars and they have shown how anekanta is very much relevant in judging the validity of a substance even in the present-day context. In the third section, Jainism, as it is found in history text-books and in Arts and Epigraphy is elucidated. This section describes the excessive melancholy state of affairs in the text-books of Indian History prepared for the undergraduate courses in the United States.