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Jains and Muslims
(8,251 words)

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 and Mu…

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Truschke, Audrey, “Jains and Muslims”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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