History of Indian medicine based on Vedic literature, Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa
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History of Indian medicine based on Vedic literature, Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa by Mridula Saha

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Published by Asiatic Society in Calcutta .
Written in English


  • Brahmanas. Śatapathabrāhmaṇa -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Medicine, Ayurvedic, in literature.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesHistory of Indian medicine, Śatapatha Brahmaṇa, Brahmanas. Śatapathabrāhmaṇa.
StatementMridula Saha.
LC ClassificationsBL1118.57 .S25 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL170484M
LC Control Number99949709

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  India  The Atharvaveda, a sacred text of Hinduism dating from the Early Iron Age, is one of the first Indian text dealing with medicine, like the medicine of the Ancient Near East based on concepts of the exorcism of demons and magic. The Atharvaveda also contain prescriptions of herbs for various ailments. He has been studying Indian medicine for over 15 years and has written extensively on the history and principles of Ayurveda. His books include: Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India: Medicine In the Buddhist Monastery, and Religious Healing in the Veda with translations and annotations of Vedic . The Buddhist monks took the Ayurveda system of medicine to Tibet and China. India’s contact with the Arab world led to the translation of Indian medical books like Charak Samhita, Susrut Samhita, into Arabic language. Indian concepts of medicine also influenced the Greeks who came in India contact during the Indo-Greek rule in BC AD. From the Jacket: This volume of studies presents the papers given at the second workshop of the European Ayurvedic Society, a group which was formed in Groningen in The volume is thus a sequel to Proceedings of the international workshop on priorities in the study of Indian medicine. The workshop was held over period of three days in September , in the congenial surroundings of the.

The earliest history of Indian science in India (Vedic period: BC BC) is based on the Vedas and its six appendixes called Vedangas. There are six Vedangas, as shown in Table These deal with various aspects of life and science [2, 3].   Yajurveda represents further advance in the civilization. In the Brahmana literature there are several legends which provide us with evidence as to the history of primitive human culture. Diverse forms of government were to be found at that early period. The origin of the present government may b traced in the Vedic literature. The book is a rich source of authentic information about India drawn from many sources and thus forms a scientific (to use a modern term) basis for reconstructing Indian history. The references are numerous, and the quotes from Indian scriptures make this a reference book of immense value. I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.

  The list of the books and authors in Ancient India which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc. Literature on Indian medicine is vast and there are large numbers of manuscripts in private and public collections and libraries that still need to be documented and studied. They include not only works on Ayurveda in Sanskrit and vernacular languages, but also works on Unani in Urdu and Persian, and on Siddha medicine in Tamil. In this article we will discuss about: 1. The Origin of the Aryans 2. The Early Vedic or the Rig-Vedic Civilization 3. The Later Vedic Civilization 4. The Caste-System in the Period of Vedic Civilization. The Vedic culture occupies the most prominent place in Indian history. Its impact even on modern India is widely prevalent. Antiquity of Indian literature 2; proved by geographical evidence, ; by internal evidence from the history of the Hindu religion, 5' by evidence drawn from the language, 6; want of external chronology, 7: FIRST PERIOD-VEDIC LITERATURE: PRELIMINARY SURVEY: (1.) The Samhitas,