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Jain Society: 1947–2018
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For most of their history, Jains have lived in multiple states throughout India and therefore within multiple jurisdictions under multiple rulers. Even during the period of British colonial hegemony in India, many Jains lived in princely states; they lived both under British colonial rule and law and under different princely political and legal systems…

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Cort, John E., “Jain Society: 1947–2018”, 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: 20180921

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