Enlarges our understanding of Jainism, one of the oldest yet least-studied of the world's living religions, by challenging the standard scholarly portraits of both Jains and South Asian religion and culture.... in medieval times of the Yapaniyas in Karnataka, which lies to the west of Tamilnadu (Desai 1957, 163a70; Jaini 1991, 41a108). ... to this group, and even a single reference to the Yapaniya-sangha in a ninth-century inscription from Chingleput district in northern Tamilnadu (JIT 29). ... I have relied on Ekambaranathan and Sivaprakasama#39;s list (J IT) as a guide in constructing my database of Tamil Jainanbsp;...
|Author||:||John E. Cort|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press -|