Dangerous Debates: Jain responses to theological challenges at the Mughal court*

  title={Dangerous Debates: Jain responses to theological challenges at the Mughal court*},
  author={Audrey Angeline Truschke},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={1311 - 1344}
  • A. Truschke
  • Published 27 February 2015
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, Jain leaders faced a series of religious questions at the royal Mughal court. At the request of their imperial Muslim hosts, Jain representatives discussed aspects of both Islam and Jainism on separate occasions, including the veracity of Islam, whether Jains are monotheists, and the validity of Jain asceticism. The Mughals sometimes initiated these conversations of their own accord and at other times acted on the prompting of… 

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