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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Recent Fieldwork Studies of the Contemporary Jains
Journal Title:Religious Studies Review
Author(s):Cort, John E.
Date of Publication:1997
Annotation:Cort offers helpful descriptions and critiques of seven recent books in Jaina studies and proceeds to pull these various titles into conversation with each other thereby illuminating a deeper understanding of the diverse Jaina community. The books reviewed include: The Assembly of Listeners:Jains in Society; Organizing Jainism in India and England; Riches and Renunciation: Religion, Economy, and Society among the Jains; Deliverance et convivialite: le systeme culinaire des Jaina; La voie Jaina: Histoire, spiritualite, vie des ascetes pelerines de L’Inde; The Archetypal Actions of Ritual: A Theory of Ritual Illustrated by the Jain Rite of Worship; Absent Lord: Ascetics and Kings in A Jain Ritual Culture.
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