International Journal of Tantric Studies

Note from the Editor

Editorial Note by Enrica Garzilli

I this issue we publish the 2nd part of the paper by Dr. Peter Flügel (Chair of the Centre of Jaina Studies, Department of the Study of Religions at the SAOS), "Beyond The Hindu Frontier, Jaina-Vaiṣṇava Syncretism In The Gujarātī Diaspora". The article deals with the Akram Vijñān movement and is based on Flugel’s intermittent fieldwork between 1997-2004 in Amadāvād/Ahmedabad, London, Mumbaī/Bombay, Surat, and Vaḍodarā/Baroda. The paper is a precious document since it also offers original Gujarātī ritual texts. Most of the texts have been published in the pamphlet literature of the Akram Vijñān Mārg.

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