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Kundakunda
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It is one of the ironies in the history of Jain philosophy that there is no general consensus about the date of Kundakunda, whose authoritative status and far-reaching influence as a traditional thinker are undisputed, particularly in the Digambara tradition. It generally seemed certain in 1935 that he could be dated “at the beginning of the Christian era” and “the 3rd century A.D. as the later limit of Kund…

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Soni, Jayandra, “Kundakunda”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_033836>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190227



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