In this book an attempt has been made to write a comprehensive and connected account abut Jainism from 800 BC to the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar. In this work, the author has tried to show that Lord Parsvanatha was the first prophet of non-violence and the earliest genuine teacher, advocating the equality of men and women. It also carries descriptive account of the well-known Jaina tirthas (sacred places) and nearly three hundred places have been discussed. This work has been generously received by the historians all over the world.
About the Author:
ASIM KUMAR CHATTERJEE was Senior Reader in the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, Calcutta University. He has published several books and research articles which are published in learned journals. At present he is writing a book on "Gautama Buddha".