By M.S. Valiathan
Examine on CarakaStudy on Carakasaṃhitā, classical treatise on ayurveda approach in Indic medicine.
Caraka, the grasp general practitioner, is assumed to have lived within the first century advert. The Samhita– composed through him types the bedrock of ayurvedic perform this present day. His contribution to India’s cultural inheritance was once profound. Caraka Samhita– used to be, in truth, a revision of an older textual content Agnivesa– Tantra, which was once written numerous centuries ahead of Caraka’s time. Caraka’s revision turned so renowned that it used to be translated into Tibetan, Arabic, English and lots of Indian languages. The Legacy of Caraka retells the Samhita– in a brand new structure. rather than adhering to the series of the Stha–nas within the unique, the writer has retold the Samhita– via thematically established chapters, in modern idiom. The retelling has concerned a point of restructuring and condensation yet has ensured that no matter what is acknowledged may be traced again to the unique. In an in depth creation, the writer has commented on particular features of Caraka’s philosophy, options and perform, as visible from the perspective of contemporary drugs. This booklet might be of distinct curiosity to scholars of a–yurveda, drugs and different sciences, and people attracted to the historical past of technology in India.
saṃhitā, classical treatise on ayurveda procedure in Indic drugs.