The Epitome of Queen Lilavati (Volume 2)

The Epitome of Queen Lilavati (Volume 2)

Clay Sanskrit Library

by Jinaratna

Edited and translated by Richard Fynes

Published by: NYU Press

543 pages, 4.00 x 6.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814727423
  • Published: August 2006



The second volume of Jina·ratna's thirteenth-century The Epitome of Queen Lilávati completes his story. Embodied souls undergo all too human adventures in a succession of lives, as they advance to final release. The primary purpose of Jain narrative literature was to edify lay people through amusement; consequently the stories are racy, and in some cases the moralizing element is rather tenuous.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

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