The present book contains a detailed account of the origin and chronological development of Jaina tradition. While describing the various phases of the development, the author has very honestly accepted the impact of other contemporary religious traditions on Jainism. Apart from the causes and the historical background of the emergence of the various sects, the book also discusses all the twists and turns that have been a part of the evolutionary process of the Jaina religion right from the distant past to the present day.
Dr. Kamla Jain, Former Associate Professor, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi did her doctorate from Delhi University, Dept. of Buddhist Studies. She has travelled extensively in India and abroad. She has contributed many papers in Seminars, Conferences, magazines. She has authored four books. Two of her books, 'Concept of Pancasila in Indian Thought' and Aparigraha - The Humane Solution 'have been published by Parshwanath Vidyapeeth, Varanasi.
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