Theories of the Gift in South Asia

Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana

By Maria Heim

© 2004 – Routledge

216 pages

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Paperback: 9781138862715
pub: 2015-02-27
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About the Book

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.

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Religion in History, Society and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Buddhism / History
RELIGION / Hinduism / General
RELIGION / History