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Jainism and the West - An Overview
Jainism and the West - An Overview

Author(s): Melanie Barbato
Subject(s): History, Philosophy, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Non-European Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, History of ideas, Theology and Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion, Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Cultural Essay, History of Religion
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: Jainism; Philosophy of religions; History of religions; Indian religion; West
Summary/Abstract: Why then should we be interested in the Jaina tradition and its relations with the West? First, the numbers do not give an accurate picture of the importance of Jainism. Jains like Anju Jain, former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, are influential in the world of business and trade. In India, Jains both male and female are much more likely to be literate than their Hindu compatriots. The Jain tradition is rich and beautiful, both in the historical and contemporary perspective. Jains have made central contributions to Indian culture. In Indian philosophy they sought to position themselves in the middle ground between the “one-sided” views of other schools.

  • Page Range: 175-205
  • Page Count: 31
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English