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  1. Studies in Jaina History and Culture

    Disputes and Dialogues

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    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 the Jains rather...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge

  2. History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

    By Paul Dundas

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    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...

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    By Ludwig Alsdorf

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    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...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published July 24th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Jains

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Dundas

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    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,...

    Published July 3rd 2002 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia
    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman
    To Be Published June 1st 2015
  2. Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy
    Edited by Peter Fluegel, Olle Qvarnstroem
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  3. Yoga in Jainism
    Edited by Christopher Chapple
    To Be Published July 1st 2015
  4. Early Asceticism in India: Âjîvikism and Jainism
    By Piotr Balcerowicz
    To Be Published August 1st 2015
  5. Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition
    By Bansidhar Bhatt
    To Be Published October 1st 2015

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