Book Chapters (History and Classics)
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- 2Classical Indian Medicine
- 2History Of Medicine
- 1Hindu Science
- 1History of Science
Introduction: The most spectacularly successful of the sciences in Ancient and Mediaeval India was linguistics (Sanskrit, vyakarana, 'analysis' or 'veriformation'). Linguistics acted as a paradigm for the methodology and style of expression of other disciplines, especially in such fields as logic...
India as a modern nation-state covers the greater part of the South Asian peninsula, from the Himalayas in the north to the tip of Cape Comorin, about 3000 km to the south. However, as a cultural-historical sphere, other modern states such as Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and even to...
The attempts by the British and Indian governments to regulate medical practice in India generated an outpouring of numerous, long and scattered documents. In order to be able to grasp the outlines of these processes of attempted control, I offer here a framework for understanding this landslide...
Introduction: It can come as a surprise to discover that buried in one of the earliest medical treatises in Sanskrit is a short tract on the yogic path to liberation. This tract-a mere thirty-nine verses-occurs in the Chapter on the Embodied Person (Satirasthana) in the Compendium of Caraka...
Introduction: Indian medicine, as a systematic and scholarly tradition, begins historically with the appearance of the great medical encyclopedias of Caraka, Su ́sruta and Bhela about two thousand years ago.1 These are the oldest Indian medical texts we have, and also the most influential. Just...