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Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies


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Jaina Studies have become an accepted part of the Study of Religion. This series provides a medium for regular scholarly exchange across disciplinary boundaries. It will include edited volumes and monographs on Jainism and the Jains.

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Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

1st Edition

Peter Flügel, Olle Qvarnström
June 28, 2018

Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy....

Yoga in Jainism

Yoga in Jainism

1st Edition

Christopher Key Chapple
January 22, 2018

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 Jainism from early times to the present....

Early Asceticism in India: Ājīvikism and Jainism

Early Asceticism in India: Ājīvikism and Jainism

1st Edition

Piotr Balcerowicz
January 22, 2018

Ājīvikism 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 the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the...

Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues

Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues

1st Edition

Peter Flügel
May 31, 2012

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...

History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

1st Edition

Paul Dundas
May 08, 2012

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...

The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

1st Edition

Ludwig Alsdorf
February 06, 2012

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...

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