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

The Lives of the Jain Elders (Oxford World's Classics) By Hemacandra, R. C. C. Fynes (Editor), R. C. C. Fynes (Translator) Cover Image
By Hemacandra, R. C. C. Fynes (Editor), R. C. C. Fynes (Translator)
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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.

About the Author


Richard Fynes has a position at the School of Arts and Humanities, De Montfort University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780192832276
ISBN-10: 0192832271
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 19th, 1998
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics