Reading History with the Tamil Jainas: A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation

Intro -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- List of Figures -- About the Author -- Guide to the Transliteration Marks Used -- Tamil -- Sanskrit Consonants -- Chapter 1: On Reading History, and a Community -- 1.1 Why, and How Come, Tamil Jainas? -- 1.2 Ways of Seeing, and the Title of T...

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Main Author: Umamaheshwari, R. (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New Delhi Springer 2018
Series/Journal:Sophia Studies in Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures Ser v.22
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Umamaheshwari, R: Reading History with the Tamil Jainas : A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation. - New Delhi : Springer,c2018. - 9788132237556
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Summary:Intro -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- List of Figures -- About the Author -- Guide to the Transliteration Marks Used -- Tamil -- Sanskrit Consonants -- Chapter 1: On Reading History, and a Community -- 1.1 Why, and How Come, Tamil Jainas? -- 1.2 Ways of Seeing, and the Title of This Book -- 1.3 Locating Oneself -- 1.4 Two Roads -- 1.5 On 'Community' -- 1.6 Method of Enquiry and Structure of This Book -- 1.7 Maps: Mainstream and 'Tamil Jaina' -- References -- Chapter 2: Jaina Studies: A Historical Overview -- 2.1 Jaina 'Entry' into the Tamil Country and Early Jaina Epigraphic Records -- 2.2 Colonial and Oriental 'Discovery' of the Jainas: 'Recovery' of the Self -- Being Jaina, 'Legally' -- 'Recovery' of Self? -- References -- Chapter 3: Community Narratives, Inscriptional Records: A Chronicle of Journeys Through Tamil Jaina Villages -- 3.1 A Prologue -- 3.2 Tamil Jaina Community Narratives: Records of Contemporary History -- 3.3 Stereotypes of Jainas -- 3.4 The Tamil Jaina Agrarian Context -- 3.5 Tamil Jaina Villages and Historical Antiquity: Two Journeys -- 3.6 Kanchipuram, Tiruparuttikunram -- 3.7 Melcittamur (Near Cenji), Villupuram (South Arcot) District : 2002-2003 -- 3.8 Observances, Practice -- 3.9 Memories of Persecution -- 3.10 Understanding of Caste -- 3.11 A Story of the Malainātha Temple -- 3.12 Inscriptional Records -- 3.13 Tirunatharkunru (Singavaram), Cenji -- 3.14 Cittamur/Melcittamur -- 3.15 Melcittamur, Cenji: 2015 (Late February) -- 3.16 Cenji -- 3.17 Vilukkam, Tindivanam, South Arcot (2003), Community Narratives -- 3.18 Desing Rājā Times, the Cittamur Temple, the '72' of Vilukkam and the Brāhmins -- 3.19 Maṭhātipati's Election -- 3.20 Sacred Circulatory Space -- 3.21 Rituals and 'Samskrutam' -- 3.22 A Persecution Story Remembered -- 3.23 Inscriptional History -- 3.24 Revisit: 25 February 2015
3.25 Perumpukai, Gingee Taluk, Villupuram District (Early Name, 'Perumpokaḷ') -- October 2003 -- 3.26 Inscriptional Records -- 3.27 Revisit: 24 February 2015 -- 3.28 Peramandur, Tindivanam Taluk, Tiruvannamalai, South Arcot: 2003 -- 3.29 Community Narratives -- 3.30 Importance in the Tamil Jaina Literary Tradition -- 3.31 Social Conflict Stories -- 3.32 Maṇṭalapuruṭar's Story (and Links to Sanskrit/Knowledge) -- 3.33 A Story in the Jaina Rāmāyaṇam -- 3.34 Revisit in 2015 -- 3.35 Inscriptional Records -- 3.36 Jambai, Tirukkoilur Taluk, South Arcot -- 3.37 Inscriptional Records -- 3.39 An Origins Story -- 3.41 About Arcakas -- 3.42 Persecution -- 3.43 Inscriptional Records -- 3.44 Tindivanam, South Arcot -- 3.45 Another Story -- 3.46 Inscriptional Records -- 3.47 Tirumalai, Polur Taluk, Tiruvannamalai District (North Arcot) -- October 2003 -- 3.48 Inscriptional Records -- 3.49 Mottur (North Arcot): October 2003 -- 3.50 Pundi, Arani Taluk, North Arcot: 2003 -- 3.51 A Story of Origins -- 3.52 Inscriptional Records -- 3.53 Tachur and Odalavadi (2003) -- 3.54 Odalavadi (Near Tachur) -- 3.55 Arpakkam (2003) -- 3.56 Tiruppanamur /Tirupparambur, Cheyyar Taluk (Earlier Tirupparambur-Karandai Part of the Same Village) : 2003 -- 3.57 Story of Akaḷañka and the Buddhist Debate -- 3.58 Sacred 'Circulatory' Space, Everyday Religion -- 3.59 Caste Surnames -- 3.60 Karandai -- 3.61 Inscriptional Records -- 3.62 Vandavasi (Wandiwash of the Colonial Times) and Ponnur, North Arcot: 2003 -- 3.63 Inscriptional Records -- 3.64 Ponnurmalai: Sri Visakhācārya Taponilayam -- 3.65 Revisiting the Old and Seeing the New: Year 2015 -- 3.66 Vembakkam -- 3.67 Nirgrantha Monk (Samaṇa Muni) Comes Visiting -- 3.68 Meeting the Digambara Nun -- 3.69 Tiruppanamur-Karandai Revisit: Late February and Early March 2015 -- 3.70 Meeting the Monk -- 3.71 Madurai
3.72 Samanarmalai at Kilakuyilkkudi -- 3.73 Kongarpuliyangulam -- 3.74 Perumalmalai -- 3.75 Kilavalavu -- 3.76 Some Reflections -- 3.77 Historical Self-Location -- 3.78 Worship and Rituals -- 3.79 Yakṣi Worship -- 3.80 Administrative Divisions in Inscriptions -- 3.81 A Note on Layers of History, Memory and Community's Construction of Past -- References -- Chapter 4: 'Retrieving', Seeking, the Tamil Jaina Self: the Politics of Memory, Identity and Tamil Language -- 4.1 The Persecution Question: Sites of Memory, Expressions of Pain -- 4.2 Reminded of a Pain -- 4.3 A Letter to the Mahatma -- 4.4 The Sumaṉtān Talai Pattu Katai (Story of 'The One Who Bore Ten Heads') -- 4.5 Other Versions of the Story -- 4.6 Ways of Understanding the Story -- 4.7 Motifs in the Sumantāṉ Talai Pattu Story -- 4.8 The Identity Question -- 4.9 Persecution as a Concept: The Issues, History -- 4.10 Seeking Colonial Intervention and a Twentieth Century Record -- 4.11 A Ritual Enactment of Persecution -- 4.12 Relocating Bhakti -- 4.13 The Tamil Jaina Agrarian Context in History Writing -- 4.14 Texts and Identity and the Tamil Language -- 4.15 'Jeevabandhu' T. S. Sripal -- 4.16 Varying Interpretations of the Animal Sacrifice Issue -- 4.17 The Caste Question -- 4.18 Conflicting Identities, Construction of Self: The Tamil Jaina vis-à-vis the Brāhmin and the Śaivite -- the Self-­Respect Movement -- 4.19 The Missing Tamil Jainas: Tamil Language and Literature Discourses -- 4.20 Authorship and Identity: Tirukkuṟaḷ and Others -- 4.21 Tirukkuṟaḷ: A Contested Site/Text -- 4.22 Brāhmaṇical Reading of Parimēlaḻakar -- 4.23 'Cintamani Navalar' Leads Me to a Tamil Text -- 4.24 Moments from My Encounter with a Tamil Jaina Memory and Reading U. Ve. Ca's Autobiography -- 4.25 U.Ve.Ca's Tamil Jaina Encounter -- References
Chapter 5: On Mapping the Layers of Community Histories: Some Concluding Remarks -- References -- Annexures -- Annexure 1: Early and Present-Day Tamil Jaina Villages (and Corresponding Temples for Tīrthankaras) -- Early Jaina Śrāvaka Settlements as Mentioned in the Epigraphs -- Annexure 2: Jain Temples, Centres in Tamil Nadu -- References -- Tamil -- Resources for Tirukkuṟaḷ -- Hindi -- English -- Gazetteers, Manuscripts, Colonial Records and Epigraphical Sources -- Other Online Resources -- Index
ISBN:8132237560