It is historically certain that the Jaina contribution to education was as great, significant and important as that of the Buddhists. The book offers an account by studying the problem in connection with its five important agent, viz. the family, the church, the school, the state and the industry. The title `Jaina System of Education` that the book bears might be more appropriately replaced by `Educational Systems found in Jaina Literature` inasmuch as the Brahmanical the secular and the vocational education have also been dealt with. It is a historical fact that there were no watertight compartments in India separating Jainism Buddhism and other cognare schemes of life and caltgion. They all contributed harmoniously towards the development of culture as whole. Necessarily the contributions of these several systems in the field of education were inseparably mixed up.
"This book is a very exhaustive and informative volume on the system of
education which was prevalent in ancient India and the author has presented
the whole picture of the educational life of jains through its several
sources." --VEDANTA KESARI
"...it is an encyclopedic collection of references to education and
intellectual pursuit in Jaina texts."
--Journal of the American Oriental Society
"Known for their interest in spreading the ancient knowledge of India,
Motilal Banarsidas may be considered a great name in the field of
publishing. They have to be congratulated for their excellent publications.
One more feather has been added to their cap with the reprinting of this
long-awaited book on Jainism. This book is a must-read for all students of