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.
HARVARD ORIENTAL SERIES
Harvard Oriental Series 77
Brahmanical Theories of the Gift
A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Dānakānda of the Krtyakalpataru
$55.00 • £39.95 • €49.50
Publication: August 2015
7 x 10 inches