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The Jains

2nd Edition

By Paul Dundas

Routledge – 2002 – 368 pages

Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Description

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.

Author Bio

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

Related Subjects

  1. Indian Philosophy
  2. Jainism

Name: The Jains: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: 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,...
Categories: Indian Philosophy, Jainism