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The assembly of listeners : Jains in society

Author: Michael Carrithers; Caroline Humphrey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : Digitally printed versionView all editions and formats

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 papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Carrithers; Caroline Humphrey
ISBN: 9780521084802 0521084806
OCLC Number: 473192687
Notes: This book consist of the papers given at an international colloquium on The Jain Community held in the Centre for South Asian Studies in Cambridge June 1985
Description: xiii, 328 s. : illustrations, map
Contents: List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey; 1. Jains as a community: a position paper Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey; Part I. Jain Ideals and Jain Identity: 2. Jain ideals and Jain identity Michael Carrithers; 3. Somadeva Suri and the question of Jain canon K. R. Norman; 5. Women and the reproduction of the Jain community Josephine Reynell; Part II. Local Jain Communities: 6. Local Jain communities Caroline Humphrey; 7. The Jain merchant castes of Rasthan: some aspects of the management of social identity in a market town Christine M. Cottam Ellis; 8. Jain shopkeepers and moneylenders: rural informal credit networks in south Rajasthan J. Howard M. Jones; 9. A study of Jains in a Rajasthan town N. K. Singhi; Part III. Jains In The Indian World: 10. Jains in the Indian world Michael Carrithers; 11. The Digambara Jain warrior Paul Dundas; 12. Is there a popular Jainism? Padmanabh Jaini; 13. Fairs and miracles: at the boundaries of the Jain community in Rajasthan Caroline Humphrey; Part IV. New Jain Institutions In India and Beyond: 14. New Jain institutions in India and beyond Caroline Humphrey; 15. Reform movements among jains in modern India Vilas Sangave; 16. Orthodoxy and dissent: varieties of religious belief among immigrant Gujarati jains in Britain Marcus Banks; 17. The foundations of community among southern Digambar Jains: an essay on rhetoric and experience Michael Carrithers; Conclusion Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey; Glossary and pronunciation; Select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Carrithers, Caroline Humphrey


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