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    DescriptionThe stories collected in this volume reflect the rich tradition of medieval Jain storytelling between the seventh and fifteenth centuries, from simple folk tales and lives of famous monks to sophisticated narratives of rebirth. They describe they ways in which a path to peace and bliss can be found, either by renouncing the world or by following Jain ethics of non-violence, honesty, moderation and fidelity. Here are stories depicting the painful consequences when a loved one chooses life as a monk, the triumph of Jain women who win over their husbands to their religion, or the rewards of a simple act of piety. The volume ends with an account of vice and virtue, which depict the thieving and destructive passions lurking in the forest of life, ready to rob the unsuspecting traveller of reason and virtue.


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    Title
    The "Forest of Thieves" and the "Magic Garden"
    Subtitle
    An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phyllis Granoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140455236
    ISBN 10: 014045523X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    B&T Approval Code: A33500000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    B&T Approval Code: A24564400
    DC22: 891.208
    BISAC V2.8: REL038000
    Thema V1.0: DNT, FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.