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The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden: An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories (Penguin Classics)

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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.

About the Author

Phyllis Granoff teaches Sanskrit and Indian religions at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She edits the Journal of Indian Philosophy and is a frequent translator of traditional and modern Indian literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140455236
Author:
Anonymous
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Selected by:
Granoff, Phyllis
Selected:
Granoff, Phyllis
Author:
Anonymous, Author
Author:
Winston, Robert P.
Author:
Granoff, Phyllis
Subject:
Jainism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Jainism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.76x5.30x.91 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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