Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

Series Editor: Peter Flgel

  • Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

    By Bansidhar Bhatt

    Looking at the early history of Jainism, from 6th century BCE onwards, this book focuses on one of the 24 Jinas that are identified as the main religious leaders of Jainism. It is a commonly accepted hypothesis that Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina, is an historical figure whose values were modified by…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
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  • Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice

    By Peter Flugel

    In this book, the author presents recent, somewhat unexpected, findings on the thriving cult of bone relic stupas and the ritual role of the materiality of the dead amongst contemporary Jains. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, clear evidence is offered for the ubiquity of bone relic stupas and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
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  • Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
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  • Early Asceticism in India

    Ajivikism and Jainism

    By Piotr Balcerowicz

    Ajivikism was once ranked one of the most important religions in India between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE, after Buddhism, ‘Brahmanism’ and before Jainism, but is now a forgotten Indian religion. However, Jainism has remained an integral part of the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-24
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  • Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

    Edited by Peter Flugel, Olle Qvarnstrom

    Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy.…

    Hardback – 2015-06-19
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  • Studies in Jaina History and Culture

    Disputes and Dialogues

    Edited by Peter Flugel

    The last ten years have seen interest in Jainism increasing, with this previously little-known Indian religion assuming a significant place in religious studies. Studies in Jaina History and Culture breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal differences and debates amongst the Jains rather…

    Paperback – 2012-05-31
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  • History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

    By Paul Dundas

    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 thirteenth century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order. The author argues that this was variously…

    Paperback – 2012-05-08
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  • The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    By Ludwig Alsdorf

    For the first time, this influential study by Ludwig Alsdorf is made available to an English speaking audience, translated by Bal Patil. It focuses on two of the most pertinent issues in Indian religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06
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