- Jun 2012
- Vilnius, Lithuania
Is Jainism even older than Hinduism? How Jain community is viewed in India?The story is dated in 2014 certainly not 'recently ' as you have written. Let us get this straight. India has been a Hindu nation since a very long time. In fact Buddhism itself is more than 2500 years old and Hinduism dates back at least 500 years before that e.g. Alexander encountering a Hindu Sannyasi during his invasion of India etc. Islam first entered India when Mohammed Bin Kasim attacked the Hindu King Dahir in the present day Sind province of Pakistan, this being about 700 A.D. Thereafter the Islamic invaders of various regions west of the then India continued to invade India converting Hindus by force, raping Hindu women, and looting the country. Most of the people of present day Pakistan were formerly Hindu s. Reconversion of those willing to come back to Hinduism has been going on since the British days. So what is wrong with that ?