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A Textbook of Rasa Shastra

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Rasa Shastra is a well established branch of Ayurveda. No other branch is having as much as the literature the Rasa Shastra is having. This gives the impression that how important this branch is. There are certain books in Hindi, as per the regulatory bodies syllabus.

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Item Code: AZA479
Author: Parimi Suresh
Publisher: Chaukhambha Prakashan, Varanasi
Language: Sanskrit and English
Edition: 2021
Pages: 804 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 9.5 x 7.2 inches
Weight 1.13 kg
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About the Book

Rasa Shastra is a well established branch of Ayurveda. No other branch is having as much as the literature the Rasa Shastra is having. This gives the impression that how important this branch is. There are certain books in Hindi, as per the regulatory bodies syllabus. Some works in English versions are also available. However no book has covered all aspects. In this attempt the author has tried to put his views and knowledge gained from his Great Gurus like Drs. Ch. Ranga Rao, M. Shankar Shastri, I. Ramakrishna, Profs. H.S. Sharma, D. Joshi and LK Dwivedi and his own observations in this work and made it a complete work. He tried to put his comments in the form of commentary- Parimi(ta) Bhidhini. It covered several aspects from different disciplines related to the subject for better understanding. Though it become an extensive work for undergraduates but still it gives immense knowledge to those who will do extensive studies as everything will be available at one place. For P.G students also it is very versatile book which not only enlightens but also makes the scholar a full pledged master in the subject. Apart from UG and P.G scholars it is book always needed by Researchers as well. It also fills the vacuum of not having proper book in English for the foreigners and the people from other disciplines especially to those who want to learn Rasa Shastra. The author, after lost his better half, wanted to give a tribute in her memory, put his pen in the form of this work. In this effort he tried to compile all relevant portions from various works to explain the underlying ideas of Rasa Shastra materials. Thus the book mostly covered all, apart from synonyms, types, ideal characters, Shodhana, Marana and other relevant portions from different literature, matters like geographical distribution, scientific parlance, historical importance, pharmacological, pharmaceutical and forensic toxicological points.

About The Author

Dr. Parimi Suresh s/o P. Durga Prasada Rao and P. Sita Devi and H/o Late Prof. Dr. Vinaya Kumari has worked as Professor in the Department of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. He joined the Department in 1998 and gradually raised to Professor. He graduated from Dr. NRS Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Vijayawada AP State in the year 1981. Later he joined BHU to pursue his P.G and Ph.D in the branch of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana. He completed his PG in 1985 and Doctorate in 1990 and served BHU in the capacity of Demonstrator. He also served Nepal Government as lecturer on WHO fellowship. He worked as consultant and established many reputed pharmacies. He married to Dr. Vinaya Kumari M.D and Ph.D in Prasuti and Stree Roga from BHU in the year 1987. She too served Nepal Government as lecturer and gynaecologist under WHO fellowship. She also served BHU as Senior Resident, Delhi Ayurveda and Tibbia college as Reader and Dr S RR Ayurveda University as Professor and Head before reaching her heavenly abode in 2014.He translated Vaidyaka Paribasha Pradeep and Rasendra Sara Sangraha along with Prof Dr. Vinaya Kumari into English. Original author of Parpati Kalpa and co author of Stree Vandhyatwa. He published many research and literary articles in reputed journals.

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