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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Riches and Renunciation: Religion, Economy, and Society Among the Jains
Author(s):Laidlaw, James
Publisher Name:Oxford University Press
Place of Publication:Oxford and Delhi
Date of Publication:1995
Annotation:This study provides a close look at Shvetambar Jains in northwest India. By observing social and cultural differences between lay and mendicant Jains, Laidlaw describes their different understanding of the vows of aparigraha and ahimsa. He emphasizes that the Jain ideal, even if unmet by lay people, nevertheless provides a motivational force for them.
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