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Jains by Paul Dundas
Book DescriptionThe Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, defined themselves as a unique religious community. This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415266062
(216mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Dundas
History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect, Paperback (May 2012)
Examining the history and intellectual activity of the medieval Svetambara Jain renunciant order, the Tapa Gaccha, this book focuses on the consolidation by the Tapa Gaccha from the 13th century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order.
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The Indian religion of Jainism, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism.
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Author Biography - Paul Dundas
Paul Dundas is senior lecturer in Sanskrit in the School of Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, specialising in middle Indo-Aryan philology and the Jain religion. He is the author of The Sattasai and its Commentators
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