History of Jainism in India History of Jainism in India can be traced to ancient times till the advent of Dehi Sultanate in India. But there is a lot of confusion with regard to the origin of Jainism. The fate of Jainism differed with varying time periods.
Jainism Jainism chronologically preceded the religion of Buddhism. It is considered as one of the oldest religions of India. Jainism in India shared with Hinduism and Buddhism. It is an integral part of South Asian religious belief and practice, but it is not a Hindu sect and not a Buddhist heresy, as earlier scholars believed.