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Flügel, Peter, ed. (2019) Jaina Narratives. London: Routledge. (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies 8) (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and vernacular languages. Written by experts specialising in the study of Jaina narrative literature, this unique book offers an interdisciplinary approach. It presents interesting juxtapositions of narrative paradigms with Jaina ritual culture in history and the contemporary world as well as in Buddhism and Hinduism, thus resulting in new insights which are reflected in the chapters.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jaina, Narratives, Literature
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre of Jaina Studies
Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
P Language and Literature
ISBN: 9781138186101
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 08:42
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/26389

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