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Ahimsa, Anekanta and Jainism

Ahimsa, Anekanta and Jainism

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  • Dimensions:8.5' X 5.6'
  • Edition:2004
  • Author:Ed. By. Tara Sethia
  • Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN:8120820363
  • Cover Type:Paperback
  • Number of Pages:263 (Figures: 23)
  • From the Jacket:

    Essays in this volume offer fresh insights into Jain principles of Ahimsa and Anekanta by examining their meaning and historical significance, and demonstrate their relevance and role in addressing contemporary issues of intolerance, conflict, violence and war. Contributors to this book bring perspectives from the disciplines of philosophy, religious studies, history and art history.

    ''These essays contain piercing and prescriptive approaches to grappling, according to Jain tradition, with current geopolitics, particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001Â In addressing a host of tantalizing Jain clues to human salvation and the global amelioration of suffering, the contributors to his impressive volume have unearthed a continual appeal that has worked for the Jains for millennia and could work for others.''

    About the Author:

    Tara Sethia is Professor of History and Director of Ahimsa Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    CONTENTS

    Foreword
    Series Editor
    ix
    Foreword
    Michael Tobias
    xi
    Acknowledgements xv
    Introduction
    Tara Sethia
    1
    I. Ahimsa in Jainism and its Significance Today
    Views on Ahimsa, Compassion and Samyaktva in Jainism
    Kristi Wiley
    15
    The Jaina Response to Terrorism
    Kim Skoog
    25
    Ahimsa and ''Just War'' in Jainism
    Padmanabh S. Jaini
    47
    Nonviolence for All
    Satish Kumar
    62
    II. Anekantavada in Jainism and Contemporary Context
    Mahavira, Anekantavada, and the World Today
    Samani Charitrapragya
    75
    Why is Anekantavada Important?
    John M. Koller
    85
    Anekanta, Ahimsa and the Question of Pluralism
    Anne Vallely
    99
    Anekanta in Present Day Social Life
    Kamla Jain
    113
    Beyond Anekantavada: A Jain Approach to Religious Tolerance
    Paul Dundas
    123
    Religious Dissonance and Reconciliation: The Haribhadra Story
    Christopher Key Chapple
    137
    III. Jainism in History Textbooks and in Art and Epigraphy
    Jainism and Mahavira in Indian History Textbooks
    Tara Sethia
    161
    Exemplars of Anekanta and Ahimsa: The Case of the Early Jains of Mathura in Art and Epigraphy
    Sonya Quintanilla
    187
    Glossary 217
    Bibliography 221
    Notes on Contributors 233
    Appendix 237
    Index 241

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