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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.1 This article endeavors to shed light on contemporary Jain nuns’ lives and preponderance in renunciation by weaving …

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Fohr, Sherry, “Female Renouncers: Modern Perspectives”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 16 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2020

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