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Throw light on the impact of Jainism and its teachings on the composite culture of Indian Society

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. Throw light on the impact of Jainism and its teachings on the composite culture of Indian Society (250 words)

Class XI NCERT Medieval history

Why this question:

The question seeks to examine the principles and basic tenets of Jainism and the teachings that reflect in today’s Indian society owing to the impact of Jainism.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the impact of the teachings of Jainism in general on our society right from the beginning through our freedom struggle, social life, polity etc.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Jainism played an important role in Indian Culture. Its impact on society was reflected not only in Indian society but also in national movement and constitution making and many other aspects of day to day life.

Body:

In detail discuss Jain teachings and ideologies as reflected in different aspects of our society- principle of Ahimsa that reflected in the freedom struggle, principles of Secularism, non-violence, position of women, equity etc.

Bring out the articles in our Indian constitution that reflect these tenets and confirm the significance of the teachings of the school.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting the importance of Jainism and the need to acknowledge and preserve the religion to ensure its contributions to the composite culture of the country.