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Asvasastram: (An Illustrated Book of Equinology)

 
Sandeep Joshi (Editor)
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This volume is based on an illustrated Sanskrit manuscript of the Asvasastra (Science of Horses) which is a brief compendium of some important facets of Equinology based on the works of ancients Indian equinologists like Salihotra, Nakula, Garga, Gana etc. The Asvasastra  extensively deals with various interesting and scientific aspects of horses like anatomy, features, auspicious and ominous characteristics of horses, their colour, neighing, smell, shade, gait, defects, breedas, age, evils that may befall, their prevention and remedial measures etc. This work by an anonymous author variously described in different manuscripts as Nakula or Gana is written in chaste and succinct style, pure and undefiled Sanskrit. It is supplemented by extraordinarily captivating and accurate coloured pictures of horses to illustrate their scientific descriptions contained in the work. This volume contains an exhaustive introduction, the original Sanskrit text with 235 illustrations and subtitles in English, Followed by translations in English and Hindi.

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About the author

Sandeep Joshi

Sandeep Joshi obtained his Ph.D. from Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati (A.P) in 2005 on the topic “ A Study of Zoological Aspects In Sanskrit Literature” He is serving as Assistant professor in the Research Centre of Jagadguru  Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University, Jaipur since 2006. His articles have been published in several prestigious journals.

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Title Asvasastram: (An Illustrated Book of Equinology)
Author Sandeep Joshi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
length xxxxvii+268p.,Table; Colour Plates; 29cm.