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Female Renouncers: Modern Perspectives
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There are now roughly four times more Jain nuns than monks, and there is textual and archeological evidence of strong orders of nuns throughout most of Jainism’s history (see Deo, 1956; Shāntā, 1997, ET: 1997; Flügel, 2006). This article endeavors to shed ligh…

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Fohr, Sherry, “Female Renouncers: Modern Perspectives”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190102

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