host gift

Axel Michaels axel.michaels at YAHOO.DE
Fri May 7 13:59:43 UTC 2010

A student of mine wants to do some reserach on the host gift ("Gastgeschenk") in the Dharmashastra. I should know but don't, and would therefore be grateful for help: apart from dAna and pratidAna, is there any specific term for host or hostess gift in Sanskrit? And does anybody know (specific!) text references and/or secondary literature regarding this topic? I am aware of most dAna literature.

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels
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