Pursuing death: philosophy and practice of voluntary termination of life, rev. edn.

Settar, S.

₹ 1395.00

This book widens the canvas of enquiry on the Jaina practices of voluntary termination of life, identified with terms such as Santara, Sallekhana, Samadhi, Sanyasana, Aradhana, Bhaktapratyakhyana, Panchapada, Prayopagamana, lngini, etc. This volume undertakes an indepth study of both the philosophy and the practice of death, as revealed in a wide variety of texts written in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Kannada as well as a vast body of historical records, dated between the third century BCE and nineteenth century CE.

ISBN 13: 9789380607436

ISBN 10: 9380607431

Year: 2017

Language: ENGLISH

Pages etc.: 326p., 22cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Subject(s): History, Religion

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