About the Book
This title is based on compilation of invaluable contributions made by eminent scholars on theoretical conception of social charity and its practical implication in different existing religions of the world—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahâ’ism. It has also emphasised on the nature of charity in primitive religion. As a theoretical conception, charity has meant both possessive and selfless love, as well as favour, grace, mercy, kindness, righteousness and liberality. In its practical application, charity denotes the distribution of goods to the poor and the establishment and endowment of social-welfare institutions.
About the Authors
Wazir Singh, former Professor of Religious Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, is an eminent scholar of Sikh religion and philosophy. He has written several books and research papers of international repute on Sikhism and other religions. Presently, he is associated with several research institutions.
N.K. Singh, Director of International Centre for Religious Studies and Editor of Global Religious Vision, a quarterly research journal, has a number of important books, encyclopaedias and research papers to his credit.