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Hinduism - Who Is Nayachandra Suri?

 

(14th c.) The author of the Hammira mahakavya, a Sanskrit play about the defeat and death of Rajput monarch Hammira in 1301 at the hands of Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji.

This drama is important because Nayachandra Suri was a Jain monk, in addition to its historical significance.

Despite their stringent monastic lifestyle, which seems to keep them off from the rest of the world, Jain monks have a long history of strong involvement with intellectual and literary culture.

Also see mahakavya.

~Kiran Atma


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