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  • History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The Religious Traditions of Asia

    Religion, History, and Culture, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joseph Kitagawa

    This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from…

    Paperback – 2002-07-25
    Routledge

  • The Jains

    2nd Edition

    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 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,…

    Paperback – 2002-07-04
    Routledge
    The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

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