Description - The Jains by Paul Dundas
The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and at the same time least-understood faiths. Paul Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, discusses its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describes how the Jains have, over two and a half thousand years, defined themselves as a unique religious community. This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism as carried out over the last ten 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