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Jainism and Human–Animal Relationship

By Nachiketa Bandyopadhyay

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While discussing the role of animal in society, tradition, religion and culture mostly observed that human interest are protected, at the same time people who have different ways of thinking and ideas in favor of animals having caring attitudes towards animal welfare are seen. History of compassion towards animal revealed the role of Jainas , a prehistoric religious community and belief system of 3 rdcentury B.C.E. Acarangasutra , the Jain religious manual utter the victorious chanting of life showing respect to all forms of life and life system.


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Date 2017
Publication Title Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia
Pages 12-19
Publisher University of Kelaniya
Location of Publication Colombo, Sri Lanka
Language English
Additional Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animals in culture
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Culture
  4. Human-animal relationships
  5. Interests
  6. Religions
  7. Societies
  8. traditions