UPSC History Notes: Jainism

Jainism and Buddhism, both grew rapidly in the 6th century BC as the Brahmanical dominance in Vedic religion deprived a large section of the society of religious gratification. Reason for rise of Jainism and Buddhism 1. Dominance of Brahmans resisted by Kshatrias who were more powerful 2. With growth of trade Vaishyas became richer but …

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