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The Clever Adulteress: A Treasury of Jaina Literature

by Phyllis Granoff

  • ISBN: 9788120811508, 812081150X
  • Year of Publication: 1993
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 595.00

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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 edification and amusement of the faithful. The

    treasures of India's heritage of story-telling are known to us today mainly

    from these Jain stories which have been carefully preserved through the

    years. The Stories in The Clever Adulteress have been translated by a

    renowned group of scholars from India, North America and Europe. Each

    translator has chosen his or her favorites from the vast treasures of Jain



    About the Author(s)

    PHYLLIS GRANOFF teaches Sanskrit and Indian Religions at McMaster

    University in Himilton, Ontario. She has written extensively on Jain

    literature, particularly Jain religious biographies. She has also

    translated a collection of short stories by Bibhutibhushan Bandhopadhyaya

    from Bengali to English. She currently edits the Journal of Indian

    Philosophy and continues to work on traditional and modern Indian