host gift

Patrick Olivelle jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri May 7 17:51:59 UTC 2010

Upaayana as a gift is found in Arthasastra 2.8.3 and elsewhere (as also aupaayanika).


On May 7, 2010, at 12:13 PM, Ashok Aklujkar wrote:

> The terms upahaara and upaayana would come closest. I did not have time to
> check if they occur in Dharma-;saastra literature. In a culture in which the
> 'senior : junior' relationship element is important in many contexts, the
> use of such terms will naturally be nuanced, and we are unlikely to find a
> term that fits all contexts (compare the case of 'thank you').
> ashok aklujkar
> On 10-05-07 6:59 AM, "Axel Michaels" <axel.michaels at YAHOO.DE> wrote:
>> host gift ("Gastgeschenk") in the Dharmashastra<

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