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Jainism books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Jainism category. Presented with a red border are the Jainism books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Jainism and Environmental Philosophy Karma and the Web of Life by Aidan Rankin Jainism and Environmental Philosophy Karma and the Web of Life

Environmental policy agendas, activism and academic research into ecological questions are all predominantly derived from the philosophical perspectives of the West. At national and global levels, environmental policy-makers tend to work according to Western-based methodologies. At the same time, emergent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2018

Reading History with the Tamil Jainas A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation by R. Umamaheshwari Reading History with the Tamil Jainas A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation

This book provides a social history of the Tamil Jainas, a minority community living in Tamil Nadu in south India.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2018

Early Asceticism in India Ajivikism and Jainism by Piotr (University of Warsaw, Poland) Balcerowicz Early Asceticism in India Ajivikism and Jainism
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

Yoga in Jainism by Christopher Key Chapple Yoga in Jainism

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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

Yoga in Jainism by Christopher Key Chapple Yoga in Jainism

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2015

Early Asceticism in India Ajivikism and Jainism by Piotr Balcerowicz Early Asceticism in India Ajivikism and Jainism

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015

Understanding Jainism by Lawrence A. Babb Understanding Jainism

The author introduces one of the world's oldest religions, Jainism, which prescribes nonviolence towards all living beings, and emphasizes spiritual independence.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015

Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed by Sherry Fohr Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015

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Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed by Sherry Fohr Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015

The Pravacana-sara of Kunda-kunda Acarya Together with the Commentary, Tattva-dipika by Amrtacandra Suri by F. W. Thomas The Pravacana-sara of Kunda-kunda Acarya Together with the Commentary, Tattva-dipika by Amrtacandra Suri

Originally published in 1935, this book contains an English translation of the Pravacana-sara, an early Jain text.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2014

All About Jainism by Steffanie Polk All About Jainism

This book has been written with the purpose of covering all about Jainism
Format: eBook - Released: 01/01/2014

Adarsha Sadhu An Ideal Monk by A. J. Sunavala Adarsha Sadhu An Ideal Monk

First published in 1934, this book presents a biographical study of the renowned Jain monk Vijaya Dharma Suri.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2013

Living Jainism An Ethical Science by Aidan D. Rankin, Kanti V. Mardia Living Jainism An Ethical Science
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A radical new perspective on science rooted in intuitive awareness as much as deductive reasoning.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2013

Outlines of Jainism by Jagmanderlal Jaini Outlines of Jainism

This 1940 second edition of a 1916 original was written to provide an accessible English introduction to Jainism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013

Studies in Jaina History and Culture Disputes and Dialogues by Peter Flugel Studies in Jaina History and Culture Disputes and Dialogues

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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2012

History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect by Paul Dundas History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2012

Jains in the World Religious Values and Ideology in India by John E. (Professor of Religion, Denison University) Cort Jains in the World Religious Values and Ideology in India
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This book presents a detailed fieldwork-based study of the ancient Indian religion of Jainism. Drawing on field research in northern Gujarat and on the study of both ancient Sanskrit and Prakrit and modern vernacular Jain religious literature, John Cort provides...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2011

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