Oxford University Press

The Lives of the Jain Elders (Oxford World's Classics)

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ISBN: 9780192832276
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1998-11-19
Number of pages: 336
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The Lives of the Jain Elders is the standard synthesis of source material for the early history of Jainism by the great twelfth-century Jain scholar-monk, Hemacandra, also a key figure in the wider context of Sanskrit literature. Abounding in memorable characters, and providing a rich compendium of Indian folk-tale, The Lives of the Jain Elders offers fascinating insight into the social life of medieval India. This new translation makes the complete work available for the first time in a European language and is complemented by a full introduction illuminating Jain belief and history.

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