kauzeya at gmail.com
Tue May 21 10:40:03 UTC 2013
thank you Eli--it seems like Malamoud's Debts and Debtors _is_ an English
version of the 4th number of Puruṣārtha....
On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Franco <franco at uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
> Dear Jonathan,
> See Malamoud, Debts and Debtors. There is also a special issue of
> purushaartha on this topic.
> Best, Eli
> Sent from my iPad
> On 21.05.2013, at 12:32, "Walser, Joseph" <Joseph.Walser at tufts.edu> wrote:
> > Your student should probably check out Gregory Schopen's article "Dead
> monks and bad debts: Some provisions of a Buddhist Monastic inheritance
> law" in _Buddhist Monks and Business Matters_. I don't think the buddhists
> who wrote the vinayas were in a position to declare a jubilee year. That
> would be the perogative of the king.
> > Other than that, I seem to recall the issue of debts only coming up in
> the Yajnavalkya and Katyayana smrtis, though it might be in Manu as well. I
> don't have them with me at the moment, but could find references if need be.
> > Hope this is of some help.
> > -j
> > Joseph Walser
> > Associate Professor
> > Department of Religion
> > Tufts University
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> > Subject: [INDOLOGY] debt
> > dear Colleagues,
> > I've been asked whether (tout court) Buddhism or Hinduism have any clear
> attitudes toward debt. I understand the question not to refer to spiritual
> debt, but to monetary debt, and the origins of the questions to probably be
> whether we find things comparable to the idea of the Jubilee, or the
> Biblical necessity to release Hebrew slaves after 7 years of service (the
> origin of the Sabbatical, by the way!), and the like (at least as far as I
> know, there is no such provision in pre-modern India for manumission).
> > Any advice would be most welcome, thanks!
> > Jonathan
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