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List of illustrations List of contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey 1. Jains as a community: a position paper Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey Part I. Jain Ideals and Jain Identity: 2. Jain ideals and Jain identity Michael Carrithers 3. Somadeva Suri and the question of Jain canon K. R. Norman 5. Women and the reproduction of the Jain community Josephine Reynell Part II. Local Jain Communities: 6. Local Jain communities Caroline Humphrey 7. The Jain merchant castes of Rasthan: some aspects of the management of social identity in a market town Christine M. Cottam Ellis 8. Jain shopkeepers and moneylenders: rural informal credit networks in south Rajasthan J. Howard M. Jones 9. A study of Jains in a Rajasthan town N. K. Singhi Part III. Jains In The Indian World: 10. Jains in the Indian world Michael Carrithers 11. The Digambara Jain warrior Paul Dundas 12. Is there a popular Jainism? Padmanabh Jaini 13. Fairs and miracles: at the boundaries of the Jain community in Rajasthan Caroline Humphrey Part IV. New Jain Institutions In India and Beyond: 14. New Jain institutions in India and beyond Caroline Humphrey 15. Reform movements among jains in modern India Vilas Sangave 16. Orthodoxy and dissent: varieties of religious belief among immigrant Gujarati jains in Britain Marcus Banks 17. The foundations of community among southern Digambar Jains: an essay on rhetoric and experience Michael Carrithers Conclusion Michael Carrithers and Caroline Humphrey Glossary and pronunciation Select bibliography Index.