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The Original Yoga: As Expounded in Sivasamhita, Gherandasamhita, and Patanjala Yogasutra

 
Shyam Ghosh (Editor)
Synopsis The concept of yoga is exclusively an Indian product. Yoga appears in history for the  first time as estimated between the third and second centuries Bc. At this time, though still without a definite date, there flourished a person called Patanjali, who is believed moulded the extent knowledge of yoga and wrote Yogasutra.
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About the author

Shyam Ghosh

Shyam Ghosh (1904-2000) was a Vedic research scholar. He had studied other Hindu scriptures as well, some of which he had translated and published, including an exhaustive commentary on Patanjali’s Yogasutra. Having boycotted his school at the call of Mahatma Gandhi in 1920, Shyam Ghosh joined Freedom Movement and participated in meetings and rallies organized by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders. Later, after a few years of self-education, he worked his way to the editorial staff of three national daily newspapers before being selected as the editor of the AIR journals – The Indian Listener, Awaz and Saran (new defunct). After a few years he was shifted to the Publications Division of the same Ministry as Deputy Director, and then on to the finance Ministry, where he worked as Financial Advisor to the Director-General of Supply and Disposal. He had always been averse to personal publicity, “An author should be judged by his work, and not by his personal qualifications.” Was his firm view. Some of this other works are, the Original Yoga (1980, 1999) and Hindu concept of Life and Death (1989, 2002).

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Title The Original Yoga: As Expounded in Sivasamhita, Gherandasamhita, and Patanjala Yogasutra
Author Shyam Ghosh
Format Softcover
Date published: 10.11.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788121508919
length xxiii+262p., Index; 22cm.