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The Clever Adulteress: A Treasury of Jaina Literature

 By Phyllis Granoff

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ISBN : 9788120811508, 812081150

Year of Publication : 1993

Edition : 1st

No. of Pages : 290

Language : English

Condition : New

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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


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