Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories
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Description: Lively tales of asceticism, wickedness, and virtue from one of Indias great religious traditions Beautifully translated from the Sanskrit, the stories in this volume reflect the vital tradition of Jain storytelling between the seventh and fifteenth centuries. Some of their characters find bliss by renouncing the world, others by living within it in peace and moderation. There are stories depicting the painful consequences of a loved ones becoming a monk and the triumph of Jain women who win their husbands over to their religion. The climactic story follows an unsuspecting travelers journey through a forest of destructive passions. Ranging from simple folk tales to sophisticated narratives of rebirth, The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Gardenopens a window onto a rich religious tradition.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
|The childhood of Vajrasvamin|
|The Monk Sukosala|
|Bhadrabahu and Varaha|
|The glorious Jivadeva|
|The death of Laksmana and the awakening of Rama|
|Kuberadatta and Kuberadatta|
|Siddhi and Buddhi|
|Deceiving the deceiver|
|The prince who loved sweetmeats|
|Nala and Damayamti|
|The Goddess Ambika|