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The Clever Adulteress and Other Stories: A Treasury of Jain Literature

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The stories in this collection span almost one thousand years of story-telling in India. Most originate in North India and all were written by Jain monks for the education and amusement of the faithful. Jain literature is both righ and varied. Stories were told in verse and prose, in Sanskrit and in vernacular languages. Some resemble simple folk tales while others are as ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Mosaic Press (NY) (first published January 1st 1993)
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Richard
The only book of Jain stories I have ever read. As a Western reader, I did not find them all easy going. But perseverance paid off! I found many of them fascinating.
Douglas Penick
Intriguing gossip from a complex world.
Beautifully told.
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