Theories of the Gift in South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana
This book explores the ethical and social implications of unilateral gifts of esteem, offering a perceptive guide to the uniquely South Asian contributors to theoretical work on the gift.
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action Aiyangar alms argues articulated Asad authors Ballālasena behavior bodhisattva brahmans Buddha ceremonies chapter commentary compendia Compendium considered context culture dakiā dāna theory describe dharma Dharmaśāstra Digambara discourse discussion dispositions donor ethics of esteem etiquette face-to-face formal fruit generosity gift giving gift of fearlessness gift theory give dāna given giver Hemacandra hierarchy Hindu human ideal ideology important Inden intention Jain Jain and Buddhist Jain texts Jainism Jātaka king laity Lakmīdhara lay conduct literature Mahābhārata mahādāna material gift Mauss means medieval merit modern monastic monks moral nibandhas offer one’s Pali Pali Text Society person pleasure practice purāas purify qualities reciprocity regard relationship religion religious ritual royal saddhā sagha Sanskrit sense Sheldon Pollock Siddhasena social South Asian śraddhā śrāvakācāra Sri Lanka status story suggests Śvetāmbara textual theorists Theravāda Theravādins three traditions tion treatises values verse virtue vows worship worthy recipient YŚS