Pursuing Death: Philosophy and Practice of Voluntary Termination of Life

By: S. Settar

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P ursuing Death 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, Ingini, etc. This volume undertakes an in-depth 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. The book presents the theory and practice of voluntary termination of life in historical perspective. It illumines the problems with the help of Jaina philosophical writings, historical archaeology, art history and socio-economic history. Printed Pages: 326.

Title: Pursuing Death: Philosophy and Practice of Voluntary Termination of Life

Author Name: S. Settar

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2017

ISBN: 9789380607436

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 116742

Keywords: Pursuing Death: Philosophy and Practice of Voluntary Termination of Life S. Settar