With a foreword by Satya Ranjan Banerjee; x, 244p., Illus., Figs., Gloss., Map, Bib., Index, 23 cm. (Lala Sunder Lal Jain Research Series, Vol. XI, edited by Satya Ranjan Banerjee)
Jainism is aside from Buddhism, the only surviving example of India`s ancient non-Vedic religious traditions celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. It sheds light on a little known religious tradition and demonstrates that divine absence.