Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity is
an ancient Indian system of holistic medicine, which has emerged as an important
form of holistic therapy throughout the world. Its essence is the conjunction of
the body and the mind and their coordination that achieves optimal health and
This book is a resource of information on Ayurveda and presents a
comprehensive study in an easy-to-understand style. A simplified exposition of
complicated theories with minimal use of technical vocabulary, makes the book
intelligible to scholars and general readers alike. It reiterates that Ayurveda
is not based on mere assumptions but on pure scientific facts. It is built upon
the concept of Tridosha, the three bioregulatory principles that sustain
the human body.
The distinguishing features of this book are its classification of diseases,
focus on causative factors and a discussion on various forms of therapy and
treatment. The attention paid to detail should make it ideal for students of
Ayurveda and all those interested in this system.
About the Author:
Dr Ashok Majumdar is a senior Ayurvedic practitioner based in New
Delhi. He was formerly consultant to WHO in Indonesia. He completed his MBBS
from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
He hails from a family of Ayurvedic physicians, imbued with its traditions
for the past ten generations. He completed his post-graduation in Ayurveda at
the Postgraduate Institute of Indian Medicine, Banaras Hindu University,
Dr Majumdar has authored two books on holistic medicine, Nervous System in
Yoga and Tantra: Implication in Ayurveda and Home Remedies in Ayurveda.
Excerpts from Review:
This book is certainly a great deal more dependable and historically accurate
than many Ayurvedic books currently in print. It can safely be given to students
in the history or anthropology of medicine as a course textbook....
Prof. Dominik WujastykWelcome Library, LondonReview in the Newsletter of IASTAM
Dr Majumdar's effort is commendable... (His) sincerity of purpose is evident
throughout the book.
Dr Sunil K PandyaBook Review, Indian Journal of History of Sciencepublished by the Indian NationalScience Academy, Delhi
It was my pleasure to read Ayurveda: The Ancient Science of Healing written
by Dr Ashok Majumdar. He has presented Ayurvedic principle and practices in
modern scientific terminology in proper and correct perspective.
I am sure this book will be of much interest for Ayurvedic students and
scholars as well as for doctors of modern medicine and scientists who want to
know this ancient medical system.
Dr S K MishraEx-Ayurvedic Adviser andHonorary Special Commissioner (ISM)Government of India
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