The Dānakāṇḍa ("Book on gifting") of the Kṛtyakalpataru : a critical edition and annotated translation

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dc.contributor.advisor Olivelle , Patrick
dc.creator Brick , David James 2010 -06 -01T14 :37 :03Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :37 :42Z 2010 -06 -01T14 :37 :03Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :37 :42Z 2009 -05 2010 -06 -01T14 :37 :03Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /7546
dc.description.abstract Throughout its long history , the Brahmanical literary tradition has demonstrated a deep concern with gifting and , thus , provides valuable data on this important institution in pre -modern South Asia . Significantly , this long tradition of reflection on the gift culminates in a class of texts called dānanibandhas , which start to appear in the early twelfth century CE and continue to be composed in widespread areas of the subcontinent until roughly the beginning of British rule . These dānanibandhas draw together , organize , and comment upon a vast array of earlier scriptures on dāna (Sanskrit : gift /gifting ) and , therefore , represent a grand attempt to synthesize all earlier Brahmanical thought on the subject . Consequently , they are invaluable sources for the understanding of orthodox Brahmanical theories of the gift during much of South Asian history . Despite their potential value to modern scholarship , however , none of these texts has been translated into any Western language or even properly edited . Thus , the state of these primary sources greatly hampers any scholarly attempts at their analysis . This dissertation constitutes a first and crucial step toward remedying this situation , for it comprises a critical edition and annotated translation of the Dānakāṇḍa (“Book on Gifting” ) , the fifth section of the encyclopedic Kṛtyakalpataru of Lakṣmīdhara and the earliest extant dānanibandha . As a complement to this philological work , a more general study of Brahmanical theories of the gift with special emphasis on the early dānanibandhas has been included . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author . Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries , The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works .
dc.subject Dānanibandhas en_US
dc.subject Gifting en_US
dc.subject Brahmanical literary tradition en_US
dc.subject Dānakāṇḍa en_US
dc.subject Kṛtyakalpataru en_US
dc.title The Dānakāṇḍa ("Book on gifting" ) of the Kṛtyakalpataru : a critical edition and annotated translation en_US
dc.description.department Asian Studies en_US
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material text Doctor of Philosophy en_US Doctoral en_US Asian Cultures and Languages en_US The University of Texas at Austin Asian Studies en_US


The Dānakāṇḍa ("Book on gifting") of the Kṛtyakalpataru : a critical edition and annotated translation. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /7546 .

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