Spiralling into soul: the Jain way of life and death: reading list and notes


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[1] Jaina Yoga: A Survey of the Mediaeval Śrāvakācāras by Robert Williams, pp. 166-172
[2] Inviting Death: Indian Attitude Towards the Ritual Death by S. Settar, pp. 110-142
[3] The Jains by Paul Dundas, pp. 179-181
[4] The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources edited by Margaret Pabst Battin, pp. 46-53
[5] Religion, Death, and Dying, Volume 3 by Lucy Bregman, pp. 169-209
[6] Textbook on the Indian Penal Code, pp. 556-558
[7] Collected Papers on Jaina Studies by Padmanabh S. Jaini, p. 16
[8] The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources edited by Margaret Pabst Battin, pp. 46-53
[9] Colors of Truth: Religion, Self and Emotions by Sonali Bhatt Marwaha, pp. 97-130
[10] Release from Life, Release in Life: Indian Perspectives on Individual Liberation, p. 27
[11] The Yogasastra of Hemachandra (translated by Olle Quarnstrom), pp. 73-74
[12] Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., pp. 230-243
[13] Guardians of the Transcendent: An Ethnography of a Jain Ascetic Community by Anne Vallely, pp. 132-141
[14] Saman Suttam compiled by Jinendra Varni, pp. 207-215
[15] Tattvartha Sutra, 7:22
[16] Acharanga Sutra, 7th lecture (technically, 8th lecture; the original 7th lecture is lost), lessons 1 to 8
[17] On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
[18] The Jaina Path of Purification by Padmanabh S. Jaini, p. 181, pp. 227-240
[19] Jainism and Early Buddhism edited by Olle Qvarnström (The Morality of Sallekhana by Kim Skoog), pp. 293-304
[20] Sallekhana is Not Suicide by T.K Tukol
[21] Religion and Culture of the Jains by Jyotiprasāda Jaina, pp. 115-119
[22] Ritualistic Philosophy of Death and Disposal of the Dead, Volume 1 edited by Nagendra Kr. Singh, pp. 287-289
[23] Jain Voluntary Death and Secular End-of-life Care by Sean Hillman
[24] Sanstaraka (of the Prakirnaka Sutras), Hindi translation by Muni Deepratnasagar
[25] Uttaradhyayana Sutra, translated by Hermann Jacobi, 5th lecture
[26] Jaina Sutras, Part I by Hermann Jacobi, Book I, Lecture 7 (Acharanga Sutra)
[27] Segments of the Bhagavati Aradhana by Shivaraya
[28] Firstpost’s report on santhara being declared illegal by the Rajasthan High Court
[29] Firstpost’s article on santhara
[30] India Today’s report on Supreme Court staying Rajasthan High Court’s order
[31] Opinion piece in The Hindu criticising reductive views on santhara
[32] DNA’s article on santhara which also highlights potential abuse of the ritual
[33] TIME’s article on the history of self-immolation
[34] The Independent’s article on Jain demands to make Palitana meat-free
[35] The Hindu’s report on the state government’s response fast at Palitana by Jain monks
[36] DNA’s report on Gujarat High Court’s notice to Gujararat state government on food-ban decision
[37] Indian Express’ article on vegetarianism at Palitana
[38] Indian Express’s article discussing various facets of santhara

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