The Assembly of Listeners : Jains in Society (1 Reissue)

個数:

The Assembly of Listeners : Jains in Society (1 Reissue)

  • 提携先の海外書籍取次会社に在庫がございます。通常2週間で発送いたします。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合が若干ございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 328 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521084802
  • DDC分類 301

Full Description


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 addresses the sociology of the Jains and discusses the notion of the 'community' based on religious affiliation in India. Topics covered include Jain ideals and identity; women in the Jains community; popular Jainism; Jain reform and Jain identity in the UK. This collection is an important theoretical addition to the study of Indian society, which has previously focused mainly on caste and class politics as the fundamental social units. With much recent fieldwork providing unique information on the ethnography of the Jains, this study will prove indispensable to any scholar interested in this little-known but highly influential social group.

Table of Contents

        List of illustration                       x
List of Contributors xi
Acknowledgements xii
Map: South Asia xiii
Introduction 1 (4)
Michael Carrithers
Caroline Humphrey
Jains as a Community: a Position Paper 5 (10)
Michael Carrithers
Caroline Humphrey
1 JAIN IDEALS AND JAIN IDENTITY 15 (272)
Jain Ideals and Jain Identity 15 (4)
Michael Carrithers
Somadeva Suri and the question of Jain 19 (12)
identity
Mukund Lath
The role of the layman according to the 31 (10)
Jain canon
K. R. Norman
Women and the reproduction of the Jain 41 (28)
community
Josephine Reynell
2 LOCAL JAIN COMMUNITIES
Local Jain communities 69 (6)
Caroline Humphrey
The Jain merchant castes of Rajasthan: some 75 (34)
aspects of the management of social
identity in a market town
Christine M. Cottam Ellis
Jain shopkeepers and moneylenders: rural 109 (30)
informal credit networks in south Rajasthan
J. Howard M. Jones
A study of Jains in a Rajasthan town 139 (26)
N. K. Singhi
3 JAINS IN THE INDIAN WORLD
Jains in the Indian world 165 (4)
Michael Carrithers
The Digambara Jain warrior 169 (18)
Paul Dundas
Is there a popular Jainism? 187 (14)
Padmanabh Jaini
Fairs and miracles: at the boundaries of 201 (28)
the Jain community in Rajasthan
Caroline Humphrey
4 NEW JAIN INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA AND BEYOND
New Jain institutions in India and beyond 229 (4)
Caroline Humphrey
Reform movements among Jains in modern India 233 (8)
Vilas Sangave
Orthodoxy and dissent: varieties of 241 (20)
religious belief among immigrant Gujarati
Jains in Britain
Marcus Banks
The foundations of community among southern 261 (26)
Digambar Jains: An essay on rhetoric and
experience
Michael Carrithers
Conclusion 287 (8)
Michael Carrithers
Caroline Humphrey
Glossary and pronunciation 295 (6)
Select bibliography 301 (8)
Index 309