ISBN 9788121511407,The Jaina Sources Of The History Of Ancient India (100 Bc-Ad 900)

The Jaina Sources Of The History Of Ancient India (100 Bc-Ad 900)



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788121511407

ISBN-10 8121511402

Hard Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

The contribution of the Jaina sources to the making of the history of our great nation, during the epoch-making millennium of 100 BC to AD 900, is of vital importance. But it has only lacked proper research and application. This book presents a brief survey of the more important sources, particularly literary ones, and a discussion of certain fundamental problems such as the dates of Mahavira and of the beginning of the Earlier Saka, Vikrama, and Saka eras, as well as the dates of important Jaina authors and their works and thus clears much of the fog that masks Indian chronology, both political and cultural. Contents 1. The Jaina Sources of History : Historical Literature 2. Kathakosa and Story Literature 3. Puranic Literature 4. Geography 5. Political Literature 6. Secular and Scientific Literature 7. Jaina Commentaries on Non-Jaina Works; Religious Literature 8. Manuscripts Material and Grantha Bhandaras 9. Epigraphy 10. Numismatic 11. Iconography 12. Art and Architecture 13. Festivals, Customs and Practices 14. The Date of Mahavira's Nirvana 15. The Vikrama Era 16. The Saka Era 17. The Earlier Saka Era 18. The Sarasvati Movement