Overview for Kasyapa-Samhita or Vrddhajivakiya Tantra
Kasyapa-Samhita, a treatise of ancient period has remained the only source book on Kaumarbhrtya till 19 century AD. Though initial fabrication of sections and number of chapters of each section is in tune with Caraka-Samhita, however, subjects dealt are original, some of which are unparalleled. Hitherto only one Hindi translation with commentary is available, which does not quench the thirst of knowledge of those not so well-versed with Samskrta and / or Hindi. Present edition bridges this gap. Besides, in the commentary views of four important books of ancient period i.e. Caraka-Samhita, Susruta-Samhita, Astanga-Sangraha and Astanga-Hrdaya are presented under specific headings of the subjects of Kasyapa-Samhita, which provide readers an opportunity to understand the subject of that era in its entirety as-well-as specific views of these authors separately. Introduction of the book presents some original thoughts about Kasyapa / Kasyapa and also period of this book. Besides text and the commentary. The appendixes are likely to be very useful not only to lovers of Ayurveda but also to the students, teachers and research workers.
P.V. Tewari (Author)
Dr. (Km) P.V. Tewari, Professor Prasuti Tantra, cum coordinator faculty of ayurveda and ayurvedic pharmaceuticals, I.M.S., BHU, Varanasi, ex. dean faculty of ayurveda and H.O.D., Deptt. of Prasuti Tantra; daughter of freedom fighter (Late) Pt. Rama Shankar Tewari, recipient of Tamra patra, awarded by then Prime Minister of India (Late) Smt. Indira Gandhi and late Mrs Rama Devi Tewari, also a freedom fighter, who lost her life during 1942, noncooperation movement; a throughout meritorious student is an eminent authority and reputed teacher of Kaumarabhrtya (Obs., Gyne. and Pedi.) and is well known for her significant contributions in the field of literature, clinical and experimental research work, She has produced large no. of Ph.D's, D.Ay.M./M.D. Ay. scholars, published research papers in national and international Journals; written, edited and translated, contributed chapters and written forewords in no. of books; delivered keynote lectures, extension lectures, and has completed projects sponsored by W.H.O., governmental and non-governmental agencies. She has been associated with highest academic and administrative bodies of ayurveda and is recipient of national and international awards.