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  • Framing the Jinaby John Cort

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 73.99

    John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also narratives... more...

  • Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehoodby M. Whitney Kelting

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 74.99

    Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' - a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns. This seems paradoxical, given that Jain spirituality is to disengage oneself from worldly existence and Jain devotionalism... more...

  • No Destinationby Satish Kumar

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2000; US$ 13.13

    Written with a penetrating simplicity, No Destination is an exhilarating account of an extraordinary life. more...

  • You are Therefore I amby Satish Kumar

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2002; US$ 13.13

    This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar - child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist and educator. In it he traces the sources of inspiration which formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships. more...

  • No Destinationby Satish Kumar

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2000; US$ 12.99

    Written with a penetrating simplicity, No Destination is an exhilarating account of an extraordinary life. When he was only nine years old, Satish Kumar renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. Dissuaded from this path by an inner voice at the age of 18, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi's... more...

  • You Are Therefore I Amby Satish Kumar

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2002; US$ 12.99

    This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar: child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator. In it he recounts the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships. You Are, Therefore I Am is divided into parts. The first describes his memories of conversations... more...

  • The Jainsby Paul Dundas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The Indian religion of Jainism, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism. more...

  • Studies in Jaina History and Cultureby Peter Flügel

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95

    This book breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal differences and debates amongst the Jains rather than presenting Jainism as a seamless whole whose doctrinal core remained virtually unchanged throughout its long history. more...

  • The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in Indiaby Ludwig Alsdorf

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    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 Indic religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant to this day. more...

  • Studies on the Carvaka/Lokayataby Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This volume is the first attempt at a scientific study of the Carvaka/Lokayata, the materialist system of philosophy that flourished in ancient India between the eighth and the twelfth century CE. more...