Edited by: John E. Cort is professor of Asian and comparative religions at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He is the author of books and articles on the Jains as well as religion, history, literature, and culture in western and North India. Paul Dundas is reader in Sanskrit in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of books and articles on Jain history, Prakrit language and literature, and Sanskrit court poetry. Knut A. Jacobsen is professor in the history of religions at the University of Bergen, Norway, and author of numerous publications on various aspects of religions in South Asia and in the South Asian diasporas. Kristi L. Wiley is retired from the University of California at Berkeley, where she had taught Sanskrit and Indic religions in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. She is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Jainism and articles on various aspects of Jainism related to the theory of karman.