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Origin and development of Jaina sects /

Origin and development of Jaina sects /
DK Number:DK-259405
ISBN: 9789385309465
Title: Origin and development of Jaina sects /
Author: Dr. Arun Pratap Singh (M.A., PhD.).
Edition: First edition.
Imprint: Varanasi : Kala Prakashan,
Physical Desc.: xvi, 184 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Year: 2015
Price: USD 21.65
Subject Strings: Jaina sects--History.
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The book is on the development of Jaina sects over time in India. It discusses the origin and antiquity of Jaina religion and causes for formation of various sects within the religion owing to differences creeping up between its adherents. It takes up the dissensions within the organisation of the Jaina church that led to the emergence of sects and then sub-sects. An analytical and comparative study making use of literary, inscriptional and art evidences, it deals with the various schools of Svetambara and Digambara sects in detail and the life and teachings of men and reformers associated with Jaina thought like Parshvanatha and Mahavira. It also discusses a number of concepts such as of the tirthankara in Jaina religion.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Chapter 1Origin and Antiquity of Jaina Religion1-20
Chapter 2The Nihnavas (Schismatics)21-37
Chapter 3Schism in Jaina Samgha-Part I (Digambara and Svetambara)38-64
Chapter 4Schism in Jaina Samgha-Part I (Yapaniya & Kurchaka)65-81
Chapter 5History of Ganas and Sakhas82-114
Chapter 6Gachchhas & School of Svetambara Sect115-126
Chapter 7Modern Gachchhas & Schools of Digambara Sect127-133
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