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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:The Jains
Author(s):Dundas, Paul
Publisher Name:Routledge
Place of Publication:London
Date of Publication:1992
Annotation:Intended for students of Indian religions as well as for the world-wide Jain community, this book provides basic knowledge about Mahavira, the early transmission of Jain wisdom, the two main sects of Digambara and Shvetambara, scripture, doctrine, and Jain history through the late medieval period. Dundas also includes chapters on ascetic and lay life, worship, pilgrimage, holy places, Jain relativism, and relations with Hindus and Buddhists. He concludes by noting recent developments in Jain studies.
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