The Clever Adulteress and Other Stories: A Treasury of Jaina Literature

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Phyllis Granoff
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1993 - Sanskrit literature - 290 pages
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The stories in this collection span almost one thousand years of story-telling in India. Most originate in North India and all were written by Jain monks for the edification and amusement of the faithful. The treasures of India`s heritage of story-telling are known to us today mainly from these Jain stories which have been carefully preserved through the years. The Stories in The Clever Adulteress have been translated by a renowned group of scholars from India, North America and Europe. Each translator has chosen his or her favorites from the vast treasures of Jain literature.
 

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User Review  - bethlakshmi - LibraryThing

Great set of Jain stories. Has some good descriptions and commentary on cultural information, too. A little heavy for a "fun read", but generally worth it. Read full review

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B Definitions and illustrations of repentance 1 Stepping back
33
Taking care 3 Avoiding negative points
34
Warding off 5 Turning back
35
Selfreproach
36
Blame
40
Cleaning
41
about two wrestlers
42
about two friends 3 Firmly keeping to religious orthodoxy about two monks 4 Penance observed without support about Mahagiri etc 5 Learning the ...
47
about two pupils 11 Purtty about a mercliant about Narada 12 Right faith about a painting
52
Stories from the later didactic story collections
75
Friedhelm Hardy
118
Of monks poets faithful wives and others from the medieval
140
two stories from a medieval pilgrimage
182
The minister Cdnakya from the Parisistaparvan of Hemacandra
189
Of kings and sages from the Adipurana Ralph Strohl
208
selections from a medieval pilgrimage
245

Dharmaghosa and DharmayaSas 8 Not being greedy about Ksullakakumdra etc 9 Forbearance success in a svayamvara
51

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