Jinasena (9th cent. CE). Digambara Jain writer. His major work was the Mahāpurāṇa (The Great Purāṇa), an attempt at a universal history—Jinasena finished only the first part; it was completed by his pupils. The work gives an account of Mahāvīra, but it serves also as a guide to kings. It also lays out the appropriate behaviours for laypeople, and as such it remains in use to the present day.
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