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Science of Medicine and Surgery in Buddhist India

Meena Talim (Author)
Synopsis The author has laboriously worked on the topic, which enumerates for the first time a thousand years of history of Ancient India  Science of Medicine and Surgery (6th B.C.-6th A.D.). A thorough, exhaustive and historical medicament has been presented on the basis of original sources. Her scrupulous and methodical survey throws a flood light on various virgin points such as: Thirty types of medicines, sixty-two types of diseases, out of which seventeen are studied intensively, rare diseases, surgery for eleven types of diseases, seventy-one surgical instruments (information and illustrations). Diseases of women-cause of barrenness, conceptions, contraceptives, pregnancy, birth of a child; nursing, hospitals and attendants, houses of destitutes and many such allied topics. The book will be a Unique contribution to the world of medicament and history  of Buddhist India.
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About the author

Meena Talim

Dr. Meena Talim is an internationaly renowned scholar. She was retired as a Professor and Head of Departments of Pali and Ancient Indian Culture, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (1990). She was the first to be awarded Ph.D. in Pali from University of Mumbai (1960), in Maharastra and the first lady student in India.

Her contribution to the subject, in various aspects, Social, Literary, Political, historical, Medicine and Surgery, Art and Architecture is remarkably significant. Her publication includes 'Buddhavamsa' (1969), 'Women in Early Buddhist Literature (1972)', 'Bagh Paintings' (2004), 'Science of Medicine and Surgery (2009), 'Edicts of King Aoeoka (2010)', 'Life of Women in Buddhist Literature (2010)', 'Ajanta Paintings - Unidentified and Misinterpreted (2013)', 'Bagh Paintings and Sculptures Identifications (2014)', Buddhist Art Vol. I & II (2014). Busshiat Studies, Vol. I and II (2015), 'Sigiriya Paintings of Shri Lanka, Identification & Interpretations (2015)', 'Sanskrit Jatakas of Arya OEura and PaliJatakas (2017)', 'Buddhist Judisprudence (2016)', 'A Comparative and Critical Study of Mahavastu Avadana and Pali-Jatakas (Asiatic Society of Mumbai), 2018', 'A Religious and Cultural Impact on Dunhuang - Cave of China (2018)' Forthcoming - 'Sculptures of Lonad Cave and Pandava-Leni.'

She has been felicitated by, St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai, University of S.N.D.T.; University of Mumbai - Dept. of Sanskrit, Dept. of Pali, Unicersity of Mumbai, University of Pune.

She has gained National Lifetime Archievement Award for Buddhist Art - K.J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies (2008), Second Lifetime Achievement Award for Buddhist Art by Governor of Maharashtra (2013), National Award for Pali and Buddhist Studies-Manjuushri, Allahabad (2015), Life Achievement Award (Jeevan Gaurava Paritoshaka) by Kokan Itihasa Parishad (2018).

Dr. Talim is presently working as a Honarary Professo at K.J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies and visiting Professor at University of Mumbai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Science of Medicine and Surgery in Buddhist India
Author Meena Talim
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 819063884X, 9788190638845
length xviii+238p., Figures; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.