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Murty Classical Library of India 17

The Life of Padma, Volume 1


Edited and translated by Eva De Clercq

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674660366

Publication Date: 01/05/2018

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768 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

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  • Introduction
    • Svayambhudeva: His Date, Location, and Work
    • The Life of Padma
      • Sources
      • Form and Language
    • Vidyādharakāṇḍa
      • The Story
      • The Narrative Setting of the Jain Rama Stories
      • The Jain Universal History
      • Rakshasas and Vanaras
    • Acknowledgments
    • Notes
  • Note on the Text and Translation
  • Genealogical Tables
    • 1. Ikshvaku Dynasty
    • 2. Rakshasa Dynasty
    • 3. Vanara Dynasty
    • 4. God (Vidyadhara) Dynasty
  • Vidyādharakāṇḍa (Book of the Vidhyadharas)
    • The First Jina
    • The Rakshasas, the Vanaras, and the Gods
    • Ravana’s Birth and Rise
    • Ravana’s Conquests
    • Ravana and Indra
    • Hanuman
  • Notes to the Text
  • Notes to the Translation
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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