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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Gender and Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women
Author(s):Jaini, Padmanabh
Religion(s):Jainism
Publisher Name:University of California Press
Place of Publication:Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication:1991
Annotation:Jaini analyzes the texts of the two primary Jain sects, the Digambaras and Svetambaras, in terms of the relationship between gender and salvation. The former denies the possibility of women attaining moksa while the latter is more ambivalent about a woman’s relationship to the arhat or siddha (liberated state). Jaini systematically covers the arguments that support the claims of each sect. The six texts include: the Sutraprabhrta (Digambara), Strinirvanaprakarana, Nyayakumudacandra (Digambara), Tatparyavrtti (Digambara), Tarkarahasyadipikavrtti (Svetambara), Yuktiprabodha (Svetambara).
   
 
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