The Rise, Decline And Renewals Of Sramanic Religious Traditions Within Indic CivilisationWith Particular Reference To The Evolution Of Jain Sramanic Culture And Its Impact On The Indic Civilization

Author:  Image of Bal PatilBal Patil
Published: 21.04.2004
Updated: 02.07.2015

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Pre-Aryan Roots 4
Misleading Stereotypes About Jainism 5
Chandragupta Maurya And Jainism 6
Radha Kumud Mookerji And Chandragupta Maurya 7
Ashoka & Jainism 9
R. Thapar, And Historical Sources In Puranas And Vedas 9
E. H. Carr: What Is History? 10
Prof. M. Witzel & Vedic And Itihasa-Purana Tradition 12
Rigvedic Texts Like Tape Recorded Recitation? 13
Falsity Of Witzel's Vedic Historiography 14
Prof. H. Bechert On Mahavamsa 16
Jainism In Ceylon 17
Back To Witzel's Vedic Historiography 19
Sramanic Jain Religion 20
Rishabha, 1st Tirthamkar: His Antiquity 21
Asceticism And Rishabha's Sramana Culture 22
Yoga And Jainism 23
Swastika Sign And Time Computation 24
Rishabha As Epoch-Making Jain Sramanic Tirthamkara In Itihasa-Purana 25
India Known As Bharatvarsha After Bharata Son Of Rishabha And Rejection Of The Theory That Bharatvarsha Is Known After Dushyanta's Son 26
Pre-Vedic And Pre-Ayan Origins Of Jainism 28
Jaina Antiquity In Vedas 28
Ksatriya And Vratya Tradition In Jainism 29
Ahimsa And Vedic Culture 30
Ahimsa And The Idea Of Rebirth 31
Vegetarianism & Ahimsa In Buddhism And Jainism 32
Jainism And Brahmanic-Hinduism 33
Tirthamkara And The Concept Of Worship In Jainism 34
Siva, Rudra And Rishabhdeva 35
Rishabha, First Tirthamkar And Rudra 36
Are Jain Nastikas? 38
Why Worship Tirthamkars? 38
Evolution Of Jain Concept Of Temple 39
Evolution Of Chaitya, Ayatana As An Abode Of Yaksha 39
Chaitya Tree And Tree Worship 40
Yakshas In Jain Tradition 41
Bhavanam, Yaksa's Abode 41
Earliest Jina Image And Jaina Pantheon 43
Ayagapatas And Stupa At Kankali Tila, Mathura 44
Religious Character Of Ayagapatas 44
Stupas Precursor Of Jain Temple Architecture 45
Pre-Mahavira And Buddha Stupas 45
Kural By Saint Tiruvalluvar & Jainism In South India 46
Shankaracharya & Jain Mathas 47
Re-Writing Chronology Of Adi Shankaracharya 49
Pathashalas And Jaina Contribution To Learning & Education O Namah Siddham 50
Secularism Hindutva & Jainism In Modern India 51
Misrepresentation Of Jainism 52
Secularism & Indian Constitutional Preamble 52
Sudarshan And Hindu Rashtra 54
Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Secularism 55
Jains & Article 25 Of Constitution 57
Modern Myth Of Hinduism 58
Art.25 And Religious Freedom 59
Savarkar & Hindutva 60
Hindutva And Minorities 61
Constitutional Subterfuge And Ambedkar 62
Supreme Court On Hindutva 63
Mahavira And His Message Of Ahimsa 65
Mahavira: Man & His Mission 66
Mahavira & His ‘Alleged' Meat-Eating 67
Mahavira & Buddha 68
Mahavira's Teachings 69
Bhagvad Gita And Theory Of Karma 71
A Note On The Hindu View Of Salvation 71
“The Gita As It Was” Rediscovering The Original Bhagwadgita 73
Five Jain Maha Vratas - Great Vows 74
Jaina Prayer 75
Syadvada Anekanta: Jain Theory Of Relativity Of Truth 76
Transhumanistic Message Of Jainism 77


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Mr. Bal Patil

Member, Maharashtra State Minorities Commission,
Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai

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