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Book: Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts

Chapter: Karman and Compassion: Animals in the Jain Universal History

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21378


This chapter will present an overview of the various kinds of animal presences in these Jain universal histories, literally, in the encounters between śalākāpuruṣas and animals, and figuratively, in the symbolic value of certain animal occurrences, and will conclude with an excursus on animal sacrifice.

Chapter Contributors

  • Eva de Clercq ( - clercq) 'Ghent University'