CONTENTS:- 1. The Long Tradition 2. Schism in Jaina Order 3. Anekanta: The Life of Jaina Philosophy 4. The Soul 5. Ahisma: The Essence of Jainism 6. Non-Possession 7. Acara 8. Doctrine of Karma 9. God 10. Jainism and Indian Life
As the title of the work may also suggest, 'Introducing Jainism' is an epitomised presentation of the themes and theories of Jaina Religion and Philosophy. It covers Puranas on one hand and, on the other, the history of Jainism along with the schismatic currents which developed in the Jaina order. This work includes, in a brief and lucid way, the treatment of Anekantevada and the principles of Soul, Ahimsa, Karma, Ethics, Liberation and Godhood. These doctrines are elucidated and explained in the modern perspective, both social and national, which, in turn, may be expected to arouse interest and curiosity of the readers for a deeper and critical study of Jainistic thought and reality.