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The subject of my current research is the intellectual world of physicians in India in the period 1550–1750. This is the period just before British colonialism became well established, and is the last period in which Sanskrit scholarship flourished independently of British educational and...
The late first-century BCE caravan route from Antioch on the Mediterranean to Kandahar in modern Afghanistan provided opportunities for the exchange of medical knowledge between north India and the Parthian and Mediterranean worlds. Sanskrit literature provides evidence for the existence of...
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...
British colonial power decisively established itself on the Indian subcontinent between 1770 and 1830. This period and the century following it have become the subjects of much creative and insightful research on medical history: the use of medical institutions and personnel as tools for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: 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...