National Geographic : 1910 Dec
RACE ,PREJUDICE IN THE FAR EAST 981 Photo by courtesy of New York Times THE CARVED CEILING OF THE JAIN TEMPLE AT DILAWAR Jainism is an important sect of the Hindus, claiming no less than a million believers. This religion arose as a protest against Brahmanism about the same time as did Buddhism. Unlike the latter, however, it never spread beyond the bounds of India. The Jains are among the wealthiest and most influential members of the Hindu community, devoting their energies largely to mercantile pursuits.