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Little known outside India, Jainism spreads at colleges amid calls to ‘decolonize’ studies

In the last decade, donors have funded endowed positions in Jain studies at a dozen universities, including UC Davis, Irvine, Riverside and Santa Barbara; the Cal State campuses of Northridge and Long Beach; and Loyola Marymount University. They have also sponsored lectureships and postdoctoral fellowships at other universities. They estimate they have reached hundreds of students directly but that the ripple effects will extend to thousands.

Los Angeles Times

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