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Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Narrative - Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes (Electronic book text)
Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Narrative - Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes (Electronic book text): Naomi Appleton
Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Narrative - Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes (Electronic book text): Naomi Appleton

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Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Narrative - Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes (Electronic book text)

Naomi Appleton

Series: Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

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Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of contact, dialogue, and contention between different worldviews. The book focuses on three types of character - gods, heroes, and kings - that are of particular importance to early South Asian narrative traditions because of their relevance to the concerns of the day, such as the role of deities, the qualities of a true hero or good ruler, and the tension between worldly responsibilities and the pursuit of liberation. Characters (incuding character roles and lineages of characters) that are shared between traditions reveal both a common narrative heritage and important differences in worldview and ideology that are developed in interaction with other worldviews and ideologies of the day. As such, this study sheds light on an important period of Indian religious history, and will be essential reading for scholars and postgraduate students working on early South Asian religious or narrative traditions (Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu) as well as being of interest more widely in the fields of Religious Studies, Classical Indology, Asian Studies, and Literary Studies.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History
Release date: November 2016
First published: 2017
Authors: Naomi Appleton
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 210
ISBN-13: 978-1-317-05574-7
Barcode: 9781317055747
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Comparative religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Comparative religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Jainism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Jainism
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Worship
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Worship > General
LSN: 1-317-05574-8

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