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Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion

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While Western Jain scholarship has focused on those texts and practices favoring male participation, the Jain community itself relies heavily on lay women's participation for religious education, the performance of key rituals, and the locus of religious knowledge. In this fieldwork-based study, Whitney Kelting attempts to reconcile these women's understanding of Jainism with the religion as presented in the existing scholarship. Jain women, she shows, both accept and rewrite the idealized roles received from religious texts, practices, and social expectation, according to which female religiosity is a symbol of Jain perfection. This volume describes these women's interpretations of their religion, not as folklore or popular religion, but as a theology that recreates Jainism in a form which honors their own participation.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-254) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195140118
Editor:
Laywomen, Jain
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Laywomen, Jain
Author:
Kelting, Mary Whitney
Author:
Kelting, M. Whitney
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Jainism
Subject:
Rituals
Subject:
Biblical Studies - General
Subject:
Theology | Comparative Religion | Eastern
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Comparative Religion | Eastern
Subject:
Jainism -- Rituals.
Subject:
Women in Jainism
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Comparative Religion | Eastern
Subject:
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 halftones
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 x 1.2 in 1.2 lb

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