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Filmography - Eastern Philosophies and Religions: Jainism

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of April 2011

Filmography - Eastern Philosophies and Religions - Jainism

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of April 2011. 

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Ahimsa, non-violence. 2009. 1 videodisc (59 min.). Documentary on non-violence in Jain religion. DVD 6460

India: love and devotion. World Explorer. 2000. 1 videodisc (54 min.). "Looks at the six main religions in India -- Hindiusm, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, and Christianity -- while exploring the breathtaking architecture and landscape of India's holy sites."-- container. DVD 1521

Indus to Independence: A Journey Through Indian History. 1 streaming video (34 min.). India, a rich amalgam of cultures and religions, bears the imprint of many civilizations. Beginning with the Stone Age, this comprehensive program unfolds India's past, era by era, covering the Indus Valley civilization, the Vedic Age, the Mauryan empire, the Gupta Age, the southern kingdoms, the Muslim invasion, the Mogul and Maratha empires, the British Raj, and independence. The impact of India's diverse religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Christianity-is also explored. Streaming video

Jainism: Ascetics and Warriors. 1995. 1 streaming video (51 min.). Abutting the border of Pakistan, the state of Rajasthan is the home of the Jains, a relatively small but influential indigenous religious group founded by Vardhamana Mahavira, said to be the last Tirthankara. This program profiles Jainism, which espouses salvation by conquering material existence through strict ascetic discipline. The imperative detachment from worldly existence necessary for liberation is explained, as is ahimsa, the doctrine of non-injury to any living thing. Streaming video

Spiritual India: A Guide to Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. 1995. 1 streaming video (50 min.). In India, religious observances weave countless golden threads into the homespun fabric of daily life. This program provides an overview of four of India's prominent religions: Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Stunning footage from all around the subcontinent displays these jewels of India's religious heritage-along with their monuments, shrines, temples, festivals, and sacred rituals-against the backdrop of the nation's intricate history, diverse geography, and rich variety of cultures and languages. Streaming video

The Story of India: The Power of Ideas. 2008. 1 streaming video (56 min.). The second installment of Michael Woods journey through Indian history covers the Age of Buddha, the incursions of the ancient Greeks, and the rule of Emperor Ashoka as they relate to the enduring power of Indian ideas. Drawing upon archaeology, living traditions, legends, and India's Rosetta stone, Wood explores the imperishable principle of nonviolence and the tenets of Buddhism as he tells the story of the first great Indian state. Footage of a Jain festival, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the first great Indian capital at Patna, and more is featured. Distributed by PBS Distribution. A part of the series The Story of India, with Michael Wood. Streaming video