Śvetāmbara Jain Canonical Commentators Writing in Sanskrit

Authors

  • Royce WILES Nan Tien Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2013.1.1.17-44

Keywords:

Jainism, Śvetāmbara Jain texts, Sanskrit commentaries

Abstract

Jain commentaries in Sanskrit are vital for an understanding of the old Jain religious texts in Prakrit, the commentaries date from the 8th to 13th century. The major commentators are well-known in name but as yet there has not been any sustained research on their works. This article attempts to provide an initial reference point by listing (for the first time) all known published editions of Jain commentaries in Sanskrit on the Śvetāmbara canon by Śīlaṅka (9th century), Abhayadeva (10th century) and Malayagiri (10th –11th century).

 


 

 

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Published

30.04.2013

How to Cite

WILES, R. (2013). Śvetāmbara Jain Canonical Commentators Writing in Sanskrit. Asian Studies, 1(1), 17–44. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2013.1.1.17-44