0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Jainism

Not currently available

Singing to the Jinas - Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion (Electronic book text)
Singing to the Jinas - Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion (Electronic book text): M. Whitney...

Singing to the Jinas - Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion (Electronic book text)

M. Whitney Kelting

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

While Western Jain scholarship has focused on those texts and practices favoring male participation, the Jain community itself relies heavily on lay women's participation for religious education, the performance of key rituals, and the locus of religious knowledge. In this fieldwork-based study, Whitney Kelting attempts to reconcile these women's understanding of Jainism with the religion as presented in the existing scholarship. Jain women, she shows, both accept and rewrite the idealized roles received from religious texts, practices, and social expectation, according to which female religiosity is a symbol of Jain perfection. Jain women's worship shows us a Jainism focused more on devotion than on philosophy. With rituals structured around singing hymns, Jain women negotiate hybrid theologies that sometimes conflict with normative Jainism. Singing to the Jinas describes these women's interpretations of their religion, not as folklore or popular religion, but as a theology that recreates Jainism in a form which honors their own participation.

General

Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2001
Authors: M. Whitney Kelting
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-6610531097
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Jainism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Jainism
LSN: 6610531099
Barcode: 9786610531097

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners