Routledge routledge advances in jaina studies yoga in jainism 1st edition edited by christopher key chapple jaina studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of indian religion and philosophy in jainism yoga carries many meanings and this book explores the definitions nuances and applications of the . The internal diversity of the jaina tradition and jain techniques of living with diversity are explored from an interdisciplinary point of view by fifteen leading scholars in jaina studies the contributors focus on the principal social units of the tradition the schools movements sects and orders rather than jain religious culture in abstract. Peter flgel is chair of the centre of jaina studies at the school of oriental and african studies university of london uk he is the series editor for the routledge advances in jaina studies series olle qvarnstrm is professor of history of religion at lund university sweden. The project jaina rituals of death aims at the completion of a comprehensive monograph on new and yet unpublished findings on jaina stpas and practices of relic worship in contemporary jaina culture it represents the culmination of long term archival and field research in india routledge advances in jaina studies vol 2 london . The last ten years have seen interest in jainism increasing with this previously little known indian religion assuming a significant place in religious studies studies in jaina history and culture breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal differences and debates amongst the jains rather than presenting jainism as a seamless whole whose doctrinal core has remained virtually unchanged
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