Theories of the Gift in South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana

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Routledge, Sep 28, 2004 - Religion - 216 pages
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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Contents

SOURCES
1
THE DONOR
33
THE RECIPIENT
57
THE RITUAL
83
THE GIFT
111
CONCLUSION
141
NOTES
149
BIBLIOGRAPHY
167
INDEX
185
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Maria Heim is Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Amherst College and has also taught at California State University, Long Beach. She holds a Ph. D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Reed College.

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