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    Assembly of Listeners Jains in Society

    ISBN-10: 0521084806
    ISBN-13: 9780521084802
    Author(s): Michael Carrithers, Caroline Humphrey
    Description: The Jains have exerted an influence on Indian society and religion out of proportion with their relatively small numbers. The Assembly of Listeners: The Jains in Society is the first book to address the sociology of the Jains and to discuss the  More...
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 348
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.144
    Language: English

    The Jains have exerted an influence on Indian society and religion out of proportion with their relatively small numbers. The Assembly of Listeners: The Jains in Society is the first book to address the sociology of the Jains and to discuss 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 studies 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.

    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Jains as a community: a position paper
    Jain Ideals and Jain Identity
    Jain ideals and Jain identity
    Somadeva Suri and the question of
    Women and the reproduction of the Jain community
    Local Jain Communities
    Local Jain communities
    The Jain merchant castes of Rasthan: some aspects of the management of social identity in a market town
    Jain shopkeepers and moneylenders: rural informal credit networks in south Rajasthan
    A study of Jains in a Rajasthan town
    Jains In The Indian World
    Jains in the Indian world
    The Digambara
    Is there a popular Jainism?
    Fairs and miracles: at the boundaries of the Jain community in Rajasthan
    New Jain Institutions In India and Beyond
    New Jain institutions in India and beyond
    Reform movements among jains in modern India
    Orthodoxy and dissent: varieties of religious belief among immigrant Gujarati jains in Britain
    The foundations of community among southern Digambar Jains: an essay on rhetoric and experience
    Conclusion
    Glossary and pronunciation
    Select Bibliography
    Index

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