Overview for Ayurvediya Kriya Sarira: A Text Book of Ayurvediya Physiology, Volume 1
The present work 'Ayurvediya Kriya Sarira' by a well known scholar and author of repute Prof. Dr. Yogesh Chandra Mishra, is a complete and comprehensive treatise, which deals with the various physiological aspects of human body. This is the first book in English which deals with the subject in all completeness and clarity, covering the various unique aspects of Ayurvediya Sarira Kriya Vijnana and also points out where it differs from the modern physiology. The 'Swasthya' according to Ayurveda is not mere the balanced state of a few physical and chemical entities as the happiness of manas and atman is the precondition of the holistic health, but the modern medical science does not accept the role of the soul atma (Soul) in health and treatment.
The another problem is regarding the translation of technical terms. Ancient Ayurvedic treatises are available in Sanskrta language and the exact translation of all the words in English or in any other language is not an easy task as the power and meaning of the words may differ according to their practical use as abhidha, laksna and vyanjana, decoding (not only translation) of the various terms used in various references is an important but somehow a difficult job. The author has tried his best successfully on both of the points.
The book, no doubt, will prove as most useful asset to the U.G. and P.G. students and research scholars of Ayurveda. It will also prove helpful to all those, who are interested to peep in the basic fundamentals of the science as well as the art of living known as Ayruveda.
The author, being a senior professor in the subject of basic principals of Ayurveda, with a good background of sanskrta language and philosophy, the book bears a rare blend of conceptual authenticity, linguistic clarity and philosophical based scientific temper. No doubt, it is an unique attempt to fill the gap in the field of Ayurvedic literature.
Yogesh Chandra Mishra (Author)
A eminent scholar of Ayurveda, Philosophy, Sanskrta and Indian culture. Prof. Yogesh Chandra Mishra, born in 1945 in a renowned, dedicated for cultural and moral values family of vaidyaraj Pt. Shrikrishna Kumar Mishra and Smt. Lavangashree Devi, in a small village sherganja (Pilibhit- U.P.). He is dedicated academist as well as a well known social organizer of the positive forces of society for the world wide promotion and re-establishment of the vast glory of Ayurveda. Prof. Mishra completed his Ayurvedacharya (BAMS) in 1965 from the oldest and prestigious institution of north India (L.H, State Ayurvedic College, Pilibhit, U.P.) in a top rank. Further the thirst of knowledge enforced him to continue his studies as he obtained degrees, like 'Shastri', M.A. (Sanskrit) and Sahityacharya in due course. He worked hard on the broken and incomplete 'Kashyapa Samhita' and was awarded Ph.D. in 1978. Prof. Mishra, starting his teaching career in 1967, is presently working as principal and suptt. Of Ayurvedic College, Bareilly since 1995. His works as book's publications, presentations in seminar as well as radio and T.V. programmes are being appreciated by both the students and learned scholars of Ayurvedia.