Open Boundaries: Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History
John E. Cort
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 264 pages
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.
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Introduction Contested Jain Identities of Self and Other
Haribhadras Analysis of Pātanjala and Kula Yoga in the yogadṛṣṭisamuccaya
Becoming Gautama Mantra and History in Śvetāmbara Jainism
Hemacandra and Sanskrit Poetics
Erotic Excess and Sexual Danger in the Cīvakacintāmai
Who Is a King? Jain Narratives of Kingship in Medieval Western India
Sweetmeats or Corpses? Community Conversion and Sacred Places
Ritual Culture and the Distinctiveness of Jainism
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