Event Title

Lessons from suicide: Sallekhana, the Jain ritual of fasting to death

Presenter Information

Mikal Radford, Sheridan College

Location

Sheridan College, HMC, Room A347

Start Date

1-3-2017 1:45 AM

End Date

1-3-2017 2:15 AM

Description

This presentation will look to the ritual of Sallekhana (the Jain ritual of fasting to death) to address Durkheim’s definition, to shed some light on the influence of this Jain ritual within the world’s weltanshauung, and hopefully, open a discussion on a different reading or understanding of the word, suicide.

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Lessons from suicide: Sallekhana, the Jain ritual of fasting to death

Sheridan College, HMC, Room A347

This presentation will look to the ritual of Sallekhana (the Jain ritual of fasting to death) to address Durkheim’s definition, to shed some light on the influence of this Jain ritual within the world’s weltanshauung, and hopefully, open a discussion on a different reading or understanding of the word, suicide.