Jonathan Silk kauzeya at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 17 11:11:35 UTC 2010

I don't know what Harry wrote, since must have directed himself to you
privately, but my own notes indicate one should consult:

Oskar von Hinüber, Die Palola Ṣāhis: Ihre Steininschriften, Inschriften auf
Bronzen, Handschriftenkolophone und Schutzzauber. Materialien zur Geschichte
von Gilgit und Chilas. Antiquities of Northern Pakistan: Reports and Studies
5 [Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2004]: 177ff.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 4:49 AM, Arlo Griffiths
<arlogriffiths at>wrote:

> Is anybody aware of any discussion in the primary or secondary literature
> as to the way the term deyadharma was traditionally analyzed/understood? How
> does this compound get to have the pragmatic meaning of 'meritorious gift'?
> How has the tradition itself understood the value of dharma in this
> compound? I have seen Edgerton's gloss in BHSD, something like 'having the
> nature of something to be given' (quoted from memory), but I wonder if this
> corresponds to traditional interpretations, and whether the element deya
> might not simply have meant 'gift' in this context (rather than 'something
> to be given').
> Thank you,
> Arlo Griffiths (EFEO/Jakarta)

J. Silk
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