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Singing to the JinasJain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion$
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M. Whitney Kelting

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195140118

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195140117.001.0001

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Hearing and Listening to the Voices of the Śrāvikā *

Hearing and Listening to the Voices of the Śrāvikā *

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(p.2) 1 Hearing and Listening to the Voices of the Śrāvikā*
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Singing to the Jinas
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M. Whitney Kelting (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195140117.003.0001

While Jain scholarship has focused on those texts and practices favoring male participation, the Jain community itself relies heavily on laywomen's participation for religious education, the performance of key rituals, and the locus of religious knowledge. Jain laywomen negotiate their Jain‐ness within the discursive arenas of Gujarati–Marathi, Jain–Jain, mendicant–lay, and male–female interactions. A description and history of the primary temple in this study, Ajitnath Temple, gives a context for this study. This chapter frames the book's discussions of knowledge and women's authority.

Keywords:   Ajitnath, hymns, identity, Jain, knowledge, rituals, temple, women, worship

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