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Dana: Gift System in Ancient India (c. 600 BC - c. AD. 300)

Dana: Gift System in Ancient India (c. 600 BC - c. AD. 300)
$24.00
Item Code: IDD840
Author: Vijay Nath
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 1987
ISBN: 8121500540
Pages: 325
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
CONTENTS
Preface

Abbreviations

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1
CONCEPTS OF DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION AND MEANING OF DANA

CHAPTER 2
MOTIVES AND CAUSES

CHAPTER 3
KINGS, MERCHANTS, ARTISANS AND OTHER DONORS

CHAPTER 4
WOMEN AND HETERODOX MONKS AND THE SOURCE OF THEIR GIFTS

CHAPTER 5
BRAHMANAS AND RENOUNCERS AS RECEIVERS

CHAPTER 6
ORIGINS OF BEGGARY

CHAPTER 7
GIFT ARTICLES IN THE CHANGING MATERIAL CONTEXT

CHAPTER 8
GIFT-OBJECTS VIS-À-VIS EVOLUTION OF PATRIARCHAL FAMILY AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

CHAPTER 9
THE PLACE OF DANA IN ECONOMY

CHAPTER 10
DANA RITUALISM

CHAPTER 11
RITUALISM AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX

RISE OF MONASTIC SYSTEM

Bibliography

Index

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