Open Boundaries: Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History / Edition 1

Open Boundaries: Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History / Edition 1

by John E. Cort
ISBN-10:
0791437868
ISBN-13:
9780791437865
Pub. Date:
07/28/1998
Publisher:
State University of New York Press

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Open Boundaries: Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History / Edition 1

Enlarges our understanding of Jainism, one of the oldest yet least-studied of the world's living religions, by challenging the standard scholarly portraits of both Jains and South Asian religion and culture.

Open Boundaries provides a new perspective on Jainism, one of the oldest yet least-studied of the world’s living religions. Ten closely-focused studies investigate the interactions between Jains and non-Jains in South Asian society, with detailed studies of yoga, tantra, aesthetic theory, erotic poetry, theories of kingship, goddess worship, temple ritual, polemical poetry, religious women, and historiography. Viewing the Jains within a South Asian context results in a strikingly different portrait from the standard models represented in both traditional Western and Indian scholarship.

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ISBN-13: 9780791437865
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Series: SUNY series in Hindu Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Contested Jain Identities of Self and Other

John E. Cort

2. Haribhadra's Analysis of Patanjala and Kula Yoga in the Yogadrstisamuccaya

Christopher Key Chapple

3. Becoming Gautama: Mantra and History in Svetambara Jainism

Paul Dundas

4. Hemacandra and Sanskrit Poetics

Gary A. Tubb

5. Erotic Excess and Sexual Danger in the Civakacintamani

James Ryan

6. Who is a King? Jain Narratives of Kingship in Medieval Western India

John E. Cort

7. Sweetmeats Or Corpses? Community, Conversion, and Sacred Places

Michael W. Meister

8. Ritual Culture and the Distinctiveness of Jainism

Lawrence A. Babb

9. Sramanas against the Tamil Way: Jains As Others in Tamil Saiva Literature

Indira Viswanathan Peterson

10. Jain and Hindu "Religious Women" in Early Medieval Tamilnadu

Leslie C. Orr

11. The Story of the Disappearing Jains: Retelling the Saiva-Jain Encounter in Medieval South India

Richard H. Davis

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