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Jainism books

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Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition by Bansidhar Bhatt Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Jaina Narratives by Peter Flugel Jaina Narratives

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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

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

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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: 28/06/2013

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

'Studies in Jaina History and Culture' breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal difference and debates amongst the Jains rather than presenting Jainism as a seamless whole whose doctrinal core had remained virtually unchanged throughout its long history.
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 13th century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2012

The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India by Ludwig Alsdorf The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

First published in German in 1962 as Beitr'age zur Geschichte von Vegetarismus und Rinderverehrung in Indien by Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2012

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: 01/08/2011

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