Hospitality is entertaining the guests, invited or uninvited. The primitive people were hospital. In ancient Asian society, hospitality was considered as a pious deed, and refusal a sin.
In the West, hospitality is confined only to the known circle, such as friends, relatives etc., but in the East, it is applicable to all, known or unknown. Anyone asking for food or shelter is hardly refused – the decline, if any, is largely due to poverty or selfish feelings.
Hospitality is a noble virtue that saves sometimes strangers from inconvenience and distress in an unknown land.
– Bipasha Mukherjee.