BY: Jagdish P. Sharma
PUBLISHER: New Delhi: Munshiraim Manoharlal Publishers, 2005
CONTENTS:Dissent in ancient India / Priti Kumar Mitra -- The miraculous, superhuman and superpersonal in early Buddhism / Balkrishna Govind Gokhale -- Mallī : the Jina extraordinaire of Jainism / Jagdish P. Sharma -- The Fables of Bidpai : the story of their origin in India and universal diffusion / Walter H. Maurer -- A burning question : why does the Hindu husband want his wife to be Satī? / Julie Trott -- Suttee : the rite of widow-burning in medieval India / Surojit M. Gupta -- Gandhi and Dayānanda : the Kathiawari background of two great Indians / Joseph T.F. Jordens -- A perspective on the Parsis : the minority-majority / Ketayun H. Gould -- A choice of vehicles : spirit intercessors of Jājarkoṭ District, Nepal / Gregory G. Maskarinec -- The meaning of Vrindāban : the textual and historical development of a sacred pilgrimage town / Charles R. Brooks.