Jainism is one of the World's oldest religious traditions. Is it still a living and dynamic faith?
The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tener involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and at the same time least-understood faiths. Paul Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, discusses its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describes how the Jains have, over two and a half thousand years, defined themselves as a unique religious community.
This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism as carried out over the last ten years.