Tag: Jain

  • How do Karmic faiths look at the Queer? (Book Extract)

    How do Karmic faiths look at the Queer? (Book Extract)

    By Devdutt Pattanaik, The key to understanding Karmic faiths is to look at stories, for it is through stories that the common folk understood their faith. In Hinduism, we find many stories where God transforms into Goddess, indicating gender fluidity, as also men turning into women and women into men. This reveals a greater comfort…

  • Uniform Civil Code: Why and How?

    Uniform Civil Code: Why and How?

    Ram Puniyani What is called as Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is as such dealing with the personal laws (marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody and inheritance). Our criminal and civil laws are same for all the religious communities but our personal laws have been related and linked to religion. So there are separate laws for Hindus, Muslims…

  • Meat Ban: Thackeray, Jain leaders meet, close the row

    Meat Ban: Thackeray, Jain leaders meet, close the row

    MUMBAI: (IANS) A delegation of top Jain religious leaders met Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday and drew curtains on the controversy over meat ban in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra during the ongoing Paryushan festival. “As far as Shiv Sena is concerned, this controversy has ended. But we must find out how…