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Victorious Ones

Granoff, Phyllis (Hrsg.):
Victorious Ones : Jain Images of Perfection / Phyllis Granoff, editor. - Ahmedabad : Mapin Publishing ; New York : Rubin Museum of Art, 2009. - 308 S., 188 S. Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-81-89995-29-4 (Mapin, Hardcover)
Rs. 3500,00
US$ 75,00
ISBN 978-0-944142-82-0 (Grantha, Paperback)
US$ 60,00

Katalog zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 18. Sept. 2009 bis 15 Febr. 2010 (siehe Rubin Museum of Art)

Victorious Ones is a catalogue of sculptures and paintings of Jainism—one of India’s three classical religions. With essays by leading scholars of Asian religions and art, this book illuminates the core ideas of Jainism and its founding figures, the Jinas, "Conquerors" or Tirthankaras, and the various spaces they sanctify.
   Jainism offers its practitioners liberation from all suffering, preaching a doctrine of nonviolence. The liberated Jinas are accessible to us through their teachings and images. They are depicted on painted maps of the Jain universe and also worshiped at famous pilgrimage sites and in private domestic shrines. The publication shows several sacred spaces, as well as illustrated manuscripts of sacred text of Jains. Many of the objects discussed and illustrated here have never been published before.
   The book is a companion to an exhibition organized and presented by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York from 28 September 2009 to 15 February 2010. [Verlagsinformation]

Founder's statement.
Letter from the Jain Family.
Funders and lenders.
Curator's Preface.
1. Victorious across eternity: the lives of the Jain Tirthankaras / Paul Dundas
2. The cosmic man and the human condition / John E. Cort
3. Contemplating the Jain universe: visions of order and chaos / Phyllis Granoff
4. The mathematics of the Jain cosmos / Kim Plofker
5. Lokakasa and Lokadhatu: a comparison of Jain and Buddhist cosmology / Padmanabh S. Jaini
6. Sacred place and structured space: temple architecture and pilgrimage in Jainism / Julia A.B. Hegewald
7. Icons in the manifold: Jain sculpture in early and medieval India / Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
8. Digambara narrative painting of Southern India / Robert J. Del Bonta
9. Contemporary Jain Mandala Rituals / John E. Cort
    1. Sculpture / Sonya Rhie Quintanilla.
    2. Painting / Robert J. Del Bonta.

Phyllis Granoff, Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University. Profile page.

Quellen: Mapin Publishing; Vedams Books; Bagchee; Rivertop; Rubin Museum of Art: Publications; Eastern Book Corp.; WorldCat.