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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Ayurveda

 
Kanjiv Lochan (Author) P S Byadgi (Author) The Mohandas Indological Series
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The present work has been evolved with certain deliberate purposes:1) placing Ayurveda in a proper format to the international community which increasingly support and utilize alternative and pre-modern medical systems 2) presenting various themes and factors of Ayuveda under a single cover so that students could acquire needful and meaningful insights into its diverse disciplines and 3) presenting the classical Ayurveda to the lay readers who are interested in this ancient craft of medicine. Well planned and well written, the present dictionary, it is hoped would soon become favorite among students and scholars of ayurveda and at the same time would meet all academic requirements for the next several college generations. The present manual would lessen the burden of students moving here and there to consult a number of textbooks to acquire needful and meaningful insights into various disciplines of Ayurveda.

The Encylcopedia encompasses all the branches of Ayurveda. It orbits History of Ayurveda, its physiology, diagnostics, toxicology, pathology, mineralogy, cosmology, etc. apart from its vast pharmacology and pharmaceutics. The narratives of the countless entries of this encyclopedia have been hemmed with several illustrations. Thus utilizing faculty of the pen and pencil, the author-duo has produced a really great work on the subject. In present and in a foreseeable future, no other work would be probably able to surpass the utility and reach of this single volume in providing a comprehensive knowledge of Ayurveda.

The Encyclopedia contains the comprehensive meaning of most of the terminologies in alphabetical sequence in a single volume. This book addresses the nuts and bolts and analytical side of difficult terminologies of Ayurveda. Its intent is to clear the haze surrounding the various concepts of Ayurveda by providing an elemental meaning of Ayurvedic terminologies. The material in this book is both broad and deep in relation to its contents.

It is a crucially important dictionary because of its unique approach towards understanding of Ayurvedic terminologies. It is very much essential to know the meaning of each and every technical term to acquire comprehensive knowledge on the subject. The primary focus is to acquaint scholars and students of Ayurveda as well as common people with Ayurvedic terminologies. The material has been meticulously organized in such a way that the student can easily approach, understand and internalize fundamentals of Ayurveda.

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About the authors

Kanjiv Lochan

Dr. Kanjiv Lochan has obtained a Ph.D in history of Ayurveda and related science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has authored a scholarly work 'Medicines of Early India. At Present, he is engaged in teaching history in BS College, Lohardaga under Ranchi University, Ranchi, India.

P S Byadgi

Dr Parameshwarappa. S.Byadgi is teaching Vikrti Vijnana and Roga Vijnana since 1997. He is revowned ayurvedic diagnostician. He completed his graduation from Karnataka University, Post graduation from Calcutta University and Doctorate degree from Banaras Hindu University. The author has published many articles, presented many papers in national and international conferences. Presently author is working as a Lecturer in Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopedic Dictionary of Ayurveda
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.08.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189798963
length 1028p., 28p. of Plates; 28cm.