Assembly of Listeners by Caroline Humphrey
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Assembly of Listeners
By Caroline Humphrey

The Assembly of Listeners

Jains in Society

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Assembly of Listeners by Caroline Humphrey

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The Jains have exerted an influence on Indian Society and religion out of proportion with their relatively small numbers. The Assembly of Listeners: Jains in Society addresses the sociology of the Jains and discusses the notion of the 'community' based on religious affiliation in India. Topics covered include Jain ideals and identity; women in the Jains community; popular Jainism; Jain reform and Jain identity in the UK. This collection is an important theoretical addition to the study of Indian society, which has previously focused mainly on caste and class politics as the fundamental social units. With much recent fieldwork providing unique information on the ethnography of the Jains, this study will prove indispensable to any scholar interested in this little-known but highly influential social group.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521365055
ISBN-10: 0521365058
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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