Brahmanical Theories of the Gift: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Dānakānda of the Krtyakalpataru (Harvard Oriental #77) (Hardcover)

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By David Brick (Translator)
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This volume constitutes the first critical edition and translation into any modern language of a dānanibandha, a classical Hindu legal digest devoted to the culturally and religiously important topic of gifting. Specifically, it is a critical edition--based upon all identifiable manuscripts--and complete, annotated translation of the Dānakānda ("Book on Gifting"), the fifth section of the encyclopedic Krtyakalpataru (c. 1114-1154) of Laksmīdhara and the earliest extant dānanibandha. David Brick has included an extensive historical introduction to the text and its subject matter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780674088481
ISBN-10: 0674088484
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: August 10th, 2015
Pages: 765
Language: English
Series: Harvard Oriental