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Female Renouncers: Premodern Perspectives
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The institution of Jain female renouncers represents possibly the oldest women’s monastic tradition in the …

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Jyväsjärvi Stuart, Mari, “Female Renouncers: Premodern 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: 2018
First print edition: 20181221

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