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Organizing Jainism in India and England

Author: Marcus Banks
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the Jains have a religious history spanning two-and-a-half millennia, western scholars have shown little interest in them until recently. Drawing on fieldwork conducted among Jains in the Indian state of Gujarat and a migrant Gujarati Jain group in Leicester, England, Marcus Banks aims to come to an understanding of contemporary Jain identity. The first part of the book describes the array of religious and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Banks, Marcus.
Organizing Jainism in India and England.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992
(OCoLC)636892617
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Banks
ISBN: 0198273886 9780198273882
OCLC Number: 25247269
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Cambridge, 1985.
Description: xv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction; The City of Jamnagar: its Jain inhabitants; Coming together in Jamnagar; Who owns what? Jain religious property in Jamnagar; In and out of Africa; The City of Leicester: its Jain inhabitants; Coming together in Leicester; Which way forward? Ways of believing in Leicester; Some conclusions
Series Title: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Marcus Banks.
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