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  • Mahaviraby Manoj Jain; Demi

    World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Living Jainismby Aidan D. Rankin; Kanti V. Mardia

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    A radical new perspective on science rooted in intuitive awareness as much as deductive reasoning. more...

  • No Destinationby Satish Kumar

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2000; US$ 20.40

    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 eighteen, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi?s vision of a renewed India into reality. Fired by the example of Bertrand Russell, he undertook an 8,000-mile... more...