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Disentangling Poetry from Profit in Jain Monks’ Literary Works

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Greed (lobha) is one of the four passions (kaṣāya) that are the primary causes for the soul’s bondage by karmic matter. Medieval Jain literature is brimful with stories and accounts where greed is condemned and ridiculed. This article looks at some of these literary instances, in which court poets attempt to uncouple the production of poetry from the monetary reward of a patron. It focuses on the three Jain authors - Bālacandra (thirteenth century), Hemacandra (1089-1172), and Rāmacandra (109...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
College Only
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Publisher:
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, Centre of Jaina Studies
Journal:
International Journal of Jaina Studies More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-9
Publication date:
2020-02-24
Acceptance date:
2020-02-01
EISSN:
1748-1074
Language:
Engilsh
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Pubs id:
1100878
Local pid:
pubs:1100878
Deposit date:
2020-04-21

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