A Jain perspective on food, fasting and liberation: reading list and notes


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[1] The Jaina Path of Purification by Padmanabh S. Jaini
[2] The Jain Saga – Part 1: Brief history of Jainism by Hemachandra Suri (edited by Muni Samvegayashvijay Maharaj), p. 5, pp. 490-492
[3] How Food Made History by B. W. Higman, pp. 1972-1974
[4] Jainism: The World of Conquerors, Volume 1 by Natubhai Shah, pp. 249-254
[5] Fear of Food: Jaina Attitude on Eating (Collected Papers on Jaina Studies) by Padmanabh S. Jaini, pp. 281-296
[6] Golden Book of Jainism by Hermann Jacobi. pp. 139-187
[7] History of Jainism with special reference to Mathura, p. 63, p. 57-75, p. 103, 155, p. 169, p. 219, p. 111-114
[8] Food for the Soul: Vegetarianism and Yoga Traditions by Steven Rosen, pp. 120-122
[9] Jainism and ecology edited by Christopher Key Chapple, pp. 95-117 (Paul Dundas’s paper)
[10] Way of Life: King, Householder, Renouncer : Essays in Honour of Louis Dumont  by T. N. Madan, (Romila Thapar’s paper) pp. 273-297
[11] Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions by Wendy Doniger, pp. 3-37
[12] Cultural and Religious Heritage of India: Jainism  edited by Suresh K. Sharma and Usha Sharma (extract from India and its Faiths: a Traveller’s Record by James Bissett Pratt), pp. 79-112
[13] The Yogasastra of Hemachandra (translated by Olle Quarnstrom ), pp. 1-100
[14] Encyclopaedia of Oriental Philosophy and Religion Volume 7 edited by N.K. Singh and A.P. Mishra
[15] Caste in Question: Identity Or Hierarchy? edited by Dipankar Gupta, pp. 73-74, pp. 1978-1994
[16] South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia by Peter J. Claus, Sarah Diamond, Margaret Ann Mills, pp. 299-303
[17] Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History by John Cort, p. 51, pp. 138-142, p. 277
[18] Singing to the Jinas by M. Whitney Kelting Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies St. Lawrence University
[19] A Comparative History of Ideas by Hajime Nakamura, pp. 172-176
[20] Acharanga Sutra (Book II, Lecture I) as translated by Hermann Jacobi
[21] Food and Morality: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery by Susan R. Friedland, pp. 234-239
[22] Ascetics and Brahmins: Studies in Ideologies and Institutions by Patrick Olivelle, pp. 71-93
[23] The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson  By T. J. Hatton, Kevin H. O’Rourke, Alan M. Taylor, pp. 9-32
[24] The Story of Our Food  By K.T. Achaya
[25] Grist Media article on the cow and Indian politics.
[26] Scroll.in article on the Maharashtra beef ban of 2015.
[27] NDTV article on opposition to eggs in mid-day meals for children in Madhya Pradesh.
[28] Scroll.in article on controversy over eggs, ideology and nourishment.
[29] NPR article on food and societal issues.
[30] Outlook article on turning Palitana completely vegetarian through legal sanction.
[31] Opinion piece on potential hazards of identity-based housing
[32] India does have legal sanctions and precedents for various identity-based cooperative housing societies as well as specific restrictive rules on land and property acquisition and sale with the intent of protecting the interest of various ethnic and cultural groups and of groups in general.
[33] Suri Ajay Sagar ji, a Jain monk, was critical of veganism. Some of his views can be found in this article.

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