Theories of the Gift in South Asia
Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana
By Maria Heim
Published September 21st 2004 by Routledge – 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.
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.