The Assembly of Listeners : Jains in Society

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The Assembly of Listeners : Jains in Society

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521365055
  • DDC分類 305.6944054

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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 illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction Michael Carrithers and Caroline
Humphrey
1. Jains as a community: a position paper
Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey
Part I. Jain Ideals and Jain Identity: 2. Jain
ideals and Jain identity Michael Carrithers
3. Somadeva Suri and the question of Jain canon
K. R. Norman
5. Women and the reproduction of the Jain
community Josephine Reynell
Part II. Local Jain Communities: 6. Local Jain
communities Caroline Humphrey
7. The Jain merchant castes of Rasthan: some
aspects of the management of social identity in
a market town Christine M. Cottam Ellis
8. Jain shopkeepers and moneylenders: rural
informal credit networks in south Rajasthan J.
Howard M. Jones
9. A study of Jains in a Rajasthan town N. K.
Singhi
Part III. Jains In The Indian World: 10. Jains
in the Indian world Michael Carrithers
11. The Digambara Jain warrior Paul Dundas
12. Is there a popular Jainism? Padmanabh Jaini
13. Fairs and miracles: at the boundaries of
the Jain community in Rajasthan Caroline
Humphrey
Part IV. New Jain Institutions In India and
Beyond: 14. New Jain institutions in India and
beyond Caroline Humphrey
15. Reform movements among jains in modern
India Vilas Sangave
16. Orthodoxy and dissent: varieties of
religious belief among immigrant Gujarati jains
in Britain Marcus Banks
17. The foundations of community among southern
Digambar Jains: an essay on rhetoric and
experience Michael Carrithers
Conclusion Michael Carrithers and Caroline
Humphrey
Glossary and pronunciation
Select bibliography
Index.