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'Siva's SaintsThe Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Raga.lega.lu$
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Gil Ben-Herut

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190878849

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190878849.001.0001

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Jains as the Intimate, Wholly Other

Jains as the Intimate, Wholly Other

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(p.199) 6 Jains as the Intimate, Wholly Other
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'Siva's Saints
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Gil Ben-Herut

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190878849.003.0007

Chapter 6 deals with interactions with the religious other, namely Jains, outside the courts and most significantly at temples. The chapter highlights the ambiguity in Harihara’s depictions of Jains, who are presented as utterly alien to Śaiva dispositions but also intimately close in terms of daily living. Harihara’s rendering of the wholly other is complicated by the text’s implicit admittance of the intimate presence of the wholly other in the mundane life of most Śaivas—at temples, in marketplaces, and even in the domestic sphere through interreligious marriages. Thus, Chapter 6 reads the aggressive alienation of Jains in the Ragaḷegaḷu stories against the text’s silent admittance in a social reality made of some amount of religious coexistence.

Keywords:   Jainism in Karnataka, wholly other, sectarianism, religion and violence, religious conflict, intermarriage, temple conversion

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