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Jainism

  • By: Peter Flügel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Jainism (Jinism), one of the oldest surviving religious traditions of the world, with a focus on asceticism and salvation for the few, was confined to the Indian subcontinent until the 19th century. It now projects itself globally as a solution to ...

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