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This essay disambiguates the yoga texts associated with the name of the ancient Indian sage Yājñavalkya. Two key works are identified and reflections are offered on their manuscript and print histories. A text and translation of the section on yoga postures (āsana) from one of these works is...
Survey of digital metafonts
Popular attention has recently been captured by the results of the Bodleian Library's 2017 project of radiocarbon dating portions of the birch-bark fragments constituting what is known as the Bakhshālī Manuscript. In this paper, we disagree with the interpretation of the findings announced by the...
Introduction: A visitor to the Indian city of Thanjavur finds two great cultural monuments. The first is the Temple of Brihadisvara, one of the most magnificent temples in India. The temple was founded almost one thousand years ago by King Rajrajesvara of the Chola dynasty (985-1016). The second...
It has been said that “of the whole collating project, the hardest part to carry out with complete success is probably the business of finding out what manuscripts there are.”1 This remark, originally intended to apply to classical Latin and Greek works, is even more true for Sanskrit...
1 The demand for digitized information: Everyone today is mad with digitization-fever. What does it mean for Sanskritists? Where will it end? Can we afford it? Can we afford not to do it? The talk opened by addressing the question “What is the audience for digital archives?” The following...
Book chapter on post-classical Indian traditions of medical debate and argumentation focused on the medical discourse of Viresvara.
Introduction: This is an exciting time for yoga studies because in the last ten years a number of crucial new discoveries have been made about yoga's history. These have rewritten our understanding of yoga's evolution, both as a philosophy and as a physical practice. The first of these new...
I attempt to relativize allopathic medicine, or Modern Establishment Medicine (MEM), specifically in the context of the ayurvedic medical system of India, and to promote Daniel Moerman’s concept of the medical “meaning response” as a preferable conceptualization of the phenomena usually subsumed...