Jainism

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Mrinalini Sil
Although closely associated with principles of asceticism and renunciation, Jainism, for the last two millennia, has been a religion of temples and temple worship. Jain temples, with the diverse ritual implements of sculpted and adorned jina (enlightened and liberated teachers) images, monastic…
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Mrinalini Sil
An acclaimed art historian, Dr Kavita Singh's research interests cover the history of Indian paintings, particularly the Mughal and Rajput schools, and the history and politics of museums. She is the recipient of the 2018 Infosys prize in Humanities for her outstanding contribution in the field of…
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Mrinalini Sil
The emergence of the Jain community in the Murshidabad area of Bengal was the result of two distinct waves of migration. Between 1700 and 1765, the dominant Jain actors were the Jagat Seths (banker of the world), a line of merchant-bankers who had migrated to this region from Marwar in Rajasthan.…
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Mrinalini Sil
The emergence of the Jain community in Bengal has its roots in Murshidabad of the eighteenth century when two distinct waves of migration between 1700 and 1765 marked their settlement and coming to prominence as important actors in the political, economic and social landscape of Bengal. Even though…
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Rajesh Karthy and A. Mohammed
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Jaseera CM
Jaseera C.M. interviews Sunil Kumar C.L. Sunil Kumar C.L. is the caretaker of the Jainamedu Jain temple. He is a Jain from Wayanad district of Kerala, and his mother tongue is  Kannada. He moved to Palakkad 15 years ago to work in the newspaper Mathrubhumi.  At that time, he was associated with the…
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Abey Thomas
Jainism and Buddhism have often been clubbed together as religious traditions with similar worldviews, especially in their rejection of Vedic rituals. In comparison to Vedic religion, heterodox religious traditions, among them Jainism and Buddhism, emerged from a more urban milieu in early North…
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Jaseera CM
Jainism, one of the oldest existing religions, must have evolved gradually, taking an organised form around the end of ninth century BCE, through the preaching of Parsvanatha, the 23rd tirthankara and Mahavira, the 24th thirthankara. It is believed that Jainism spread to South India when King…
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