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The Assembly of listeners : Jains in society

Author: Michael Carrithers; Caroline Humphrey
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Jains have exerted an influence on Indian Society and religion out of proportion with their relatively small numbers. The Assembly of Listeners: Jains in Society is the first book to address the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Carrithers; Caroline Humphrey
ISBN: 0521365058 9780521365055
OCLC Number: 22709267
Description: xiii, 328 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Jains as a community : a position paper / Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey --
Jain ideals and Jain identity / Michael Carrithers --
Somadeva Suri and the question of Jain identity / Mukund Lath --
The role of the layman according to the Jain canon / K.R. Norman --
Women and the reproduction of the Jain community / Josephine Reynell --
Local Jain communities / Caroline Humphrey --
The Jain merchant castes of Rajasthan : some aspects of the management of social identity in a market town / Christine M. Cottam Ellis --
Jain shopkeepers and moneylenders : rural informal credit networks in south Rajasthan / J. Howard M. Jones --
A study of Jains in a Rajasthan town / N.K. Singhi --
Jains in the Indian world / Michael Carrithers --
The Digambara Jain warrior / Paul Dundas --
Is there a popular Jainism? / Padmanabh Jaini --
Fairs and miracles : at the boundaries of the Jain community in Rajasthan ; New Jain institutions in India and beyond / Caroline Humphrey. Reform movements among Jains in modern India / Vilas Sangave --
Orthodoxy and dissent : varieties of religious belief among immigrant Gujariti Jains in Britain / Marcus Banks --
The foundations of community among southern Digambar Jains : an essay on rhetoric and experience / Michael Carrithers.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Carrithers, Caroline Humphrey.
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Review of the hardback: ' ... not just a major contribution to the anthropology of Jainism, but also, indirectly, to the anthropology of South Asia's towns and cities.' Man Review of the hardback: ' Read more...

 
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