"Medieval Jainism : Culture and Environment" is an important book on the subject. This book is certainly the first work of its kind, highlighting the approach through which fast deteriorating environment can be saved through ethical values and principles of Jainism. The articles of the first part of the book deals with different aspects of Jain society, culture, art, and inscriptions of the period. The second part of the book comprises of some important papers dealing with the cultural value of the Jain Literature and Jaina Grantha-Bhandaras. It shows that the contributions of Jaina writers to the development of literature is enormous.
The third part of the book deals with Jain way of life and environmental protection of the world. Ahimsa, Vegetarianism, simple living, charity, service and other essentials for human survival have played an important role in the protection of national culture and environment of the country. Freedom, equality, religious tolerance, national unity and other values of Indian culture were always honoured and cherished by Jainism. It formed an important basis for preservation of the environment and culture of the country.
Thus, these some selected papers contributed by the national level eminent scholars of the U.G.C. seminar on-"Role of Jainism in Protection of National Culture and Environment" highlight many aspects of national culture and environment through Jain sources of medievel India.