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Singing to the Jinas : Jain laywomen, mandal singing, and the negotiations of Jain devotion.

Author: Mary Whitney Kelting; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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While Western Jaina scholarship has focused on those texts and practices favouring male participation, the Jain community itself relies heavily on lay women's participation for religious education and the performances of key rituals.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Whitney Kelting; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195140117 9780195140118
OCLC Number: 191827329
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
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The Jain community relies on lay women's participation for religious education, the performance of key rituals, and the locus of religious knowledge. This fieldwork-based study attempts to reconcile  Read more...

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