Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Karman and Compassion: Animals in the Jain Universal History

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Eva de Clercq
Ghent University

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This chapter will present an overview of the various kinds of animal presences in these Jain universal histories, literally, in the encounters between śalākāpuruṣas and animals, and figuratively, in the symbolic value of certain animal occurrences, and will conclude with an excursus on animal sacrifice.

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de Clercq, Eva. Karman and Compassion: Animals in the Jain Universal History. Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 129 - 146 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781908049599. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21378. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21378. Oct 2013

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