Spiralling into soul: the Jain way of life and death

Though fundamental to our existence, life and death are still not well understood; their meanings have many keepers. Whether a transition or an end, death is…

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A Jain perspective on food, fasting and liberation.

Non-violence as a core philosophy and a vegetarian diet as one of its outcomes are the two most well-known aspects of the Jain community. Practicing Jains from…

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The ancient roots of Jainism

Jainism and Buddhism are not offshoots or versions of Hinduism. They are not even protest movements or heretical groups that developed on the basis of opposing…

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Brahmi: the mother of all Indic scripts

The origins of language in particular can be difficult to trace because language mostly requires no physical medium. Scripts have physical evidence to back…

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