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The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden: An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories


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September 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Lively tales of asceticism, wickedness, and virtue from one of India's 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 one's becoming a monk and the triumph of Jain women who win their husbands over to their religion. The climactic story follows an unsuspecting traveler's journey through a forest of destructive passions. Ranging from simple folk tales to sophisticated narratives of rebirth, "The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden" opens a window onto a rich religious tradition.

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Phyllis Granoff received a PhD. from Harvard University in Sanskrit and Indian Studies and Fine Arts in 1973. She teaches Sanskrit and Indian Religions at McMaster University on Hamilton, Ontario, edits the Journal of Indian Philosophy and continues to work on traditional and modern Indian literature. Phyllis Granoff received a PhD. from Harvard University in Sanskrit and Indian Studies and Fine Arts in 1973. She teaches Sanskrit and Indian Religions at McMaster University on Hamilton, Ontario, edits the Journal of Indian Philosophy and continues to work on traditional and modern Indian literature.

EAN: 9780140455236
ISBN: 014045523X
Untertitel: 'Penguin Classics'. Empfohlen ab 17 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PENGUIN GROUP
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: 373 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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