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The Jains

2nd Edition

By Paul Dundas


368 pages

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Paperback: 9780415266062
pub: 2002-07-04
Hardback: 9780415266055
pub: 2002-07-18

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The 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.

About the Author

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

About the Series

The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Jainism
RELIGION / Reference