Mahavira: Prophet of Non-Violence

Posted: 01.03.2011
 
The sixth century B.C. was a glorious millennium in the history of the ancient Indian civilization. It marks a period of great religious rejuvenation and of the emergence of heterodox religious revolt as represented by Jainism and Buddhism- the arch contenders with the declining hegemony of Vedic Brahmanism. But it would be a mistake to assume from this that Jainism originated in the sixth century B.C. That the...