I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest monograph, Narrating Karma and Rebirth: Buddhist and Jain Multi-life Stories, available from Cambridge University Press. More details can be found on the publisher’s webpage.
The book is the main output from my British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-12, Cardiff University) and was one of the inspirations for the current Story of Story project. I found that looking at Buddhist and Jain narratives of karma and rebirth side by side shed a lot of light on each tradition’s priorities and preconceptions. As in the current project, the many shared narrative elements illuminated the key differences between the traditions, as well as their shared heritage and intellectual context.