Essays in this volume offer fresh insights into Jain principles of Ahimsa and Anekanta by examining their meaning and historical significance, and demonstrating 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.
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''These essays contain piercing and prescriptive approaches to grappling, according to Jain tradition. This book is a welcoming addition to the literature of life support that can make a difference.'' --Michael Tobias
''.... a valuable contribution to the study of Jainism is an exciting & pioneering contribution to Jain studies form the founder of the Ahima center at the university of California.'' --- Jain Spirit Issue 21, Dec.-Feb., 2005
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Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P118120820363