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Jains and Muslims
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Jains and Muslims have interacted with each other for well over one thousand years in a variety of economic, social, political, religious, intellectual, and personal encounters. Jains and Muslims have also engaged with each other’s ideas, histories, and practices, often using cross-cultural connections as springboards for innovations in their respective traditions.

Several methodological challenges arise when trying to reconstruct Jain…

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Truschke, Audrey, “Jains and Muslims”, 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: 20180711

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