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Caraka Samhita of Agnivesa: Text with English translation and critical exposition based on Cakrapani Datta's Ayurveda Dipika; 7 Volumes / Sharma, Ram Karan & Vaidya Bhagwan Dash (Trs. & Eds.)
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Caraka Samhita of Agnivesa: Text with English translation and critical exposition based on Cakrapani Datta's Ayurveda Dipika; 7 Volumes
Sharma, Ram Karan & Vaidya Bhagwan Dash (Trs. & Eds.)
 
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  Book ID : 1632
 
 
  Place of Publication : Varanasi
  Year of Publication : 2019
  Edition : (Reprint)
  Language : Sanskrit & English
  Vol.1: xlvi+619p., 25 cm. ISBN: 8170800129 / 9788170800125.
Vol.2: xiv+600p., 25 cm. ISBN: 8170800137 / 9788170800132.
Vol.3: xxviii+632p., 25 cm. ISBN: 8170800145 / 9788170800149.
Vol.4: xxv+552p., 25 cm. ISBN: 8170800684 / 9788170800682.
Vol.5: xxi+221p., 25 cm. ISBN: 8170800242 / 9788170800248.
Vol.6: xxxvi+448p., 25 cm. ISBN: 817080051X / 9788170800514.
Vol.7: 253p., 25 cm. ISBN: 8170800714 / 9788170800712.
(Chaukhamba Sanskrit Studies Vol. XCIV)
   
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 CONTENTS
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CONTENTS:-

Vol.1: Sutra Sthana:
Introduction/Alex Wayman.
Foreword/Pandit Shiv Sharma.
Preface.
1. Quest for longevity (Dirghanjivitiya).
2. Dehusked seeds of Achyranthes Aspera Linn. (Apamargatanduliya).
3. Cassia Fistula Linn. (Aragvadhiya).
4. Six hundred purgatives (Sadvirecanasatasritiya).
5. Quantitative dietetics (Matrasitiya).
6. Qualitative dietetics (Tasyasitiya).
7. Non-suppression of natural urges (Navegandharaniya).
8. Description of sense organs (Indriyopakramaniya).
9. Brief chapter on the quadruple of therapeutics (Khuddakacatuspada).
10. Det ailed chapter on the quadruple of therapeutics (Mahacatuspada).
11. Three basic desires of life (Tisraisaniya).
12. Merits and demerits of Vata (Vatakalakaliya).
13. Oleation therapy (Sneha).
14. Fomentation therapy (Sveda).
15. Requirements of a physician (Upakalpaniya).
16. Duties of a qualified physician (Cikitsaprabhrtiya).
17. Enumeration of diseases relating to head (Kiyantah sirasiya).
18. Three types of swelling (Trisothiya).
19. Eight abdominal diseases (Astodariya).
20. Major chapter on diseases (Maharogadhyaya).
21. Eight types of undesirable constitution (Astauninditiya).
22. Reducing and nourishing therapies (Langhanabrmhaniya).
23. Refreshing regimen (Santarpaniya).
24. Blood formation and the regimen therefor (Vidhisonitiya).
25. Origin of man and his diseases (Jajjahpurusiya).
26. Discourse among Atreya, Bhadrakapya etc., (Atreyabhadrakapiya).
27. Properties of diet and drinks (Annapanavidhi).
28. Various types of food and drinks (Vividhasitapitiya).
29. Ten resorts of life (Dasapranayataniya).
30. Ten vessels having their roots in the heart (Arthedasamahamuliya).

Vol.2: Nidanasthana-Indriyasthan:
I. Nidanasthana:
1. Diagnosis of fever (Jvara Nidana).
2. Diagnosis of Raktapitta-a condition characterised by bleeding from various parts of the body (Raktapitta Nidana).
3. Diagnosis of Gulma or phantom tumour (Gulma Nidana).
4. Diagnosis of Prameha or obstinate urinary disorders including diabetes mellitus (Prameha Nidana).
5. Diagnosis of Kustha or obstinate skin diseases including leprosy (Kustha-Nidana).
6. Diagnosis of consumption (Sosa Nidana).
7. Diagnosis of insanity (Unmada Nidana).
8. Diagnosis of epilepsy (Apasmara Nidana).
II. Vimanasthana:
1. Specific attributes of Rasa or tastes (Rasa Vimana).
2. Specific characteristics of stomach capacity (Trividhakuksiya Vimana).
3. Epidemics (Janapadodhvamsaniya Vimana).
4. Determination of factors for understanding diseases (Trividha roga visesavijnaniya Vimana).
5. Channels of circulation (Sroto Vimana).
6. Specific characteristics of diseases (Roganika Vimana).
7. Specific characteristics of patients (Vyadhitarupiya Vimana).
8. Specific requirements of treatment (Rogabhisagjitiya Vimana).
III. Sarira Sthana:
1. Empirical soul (Katidhapurusiya Sarira).
2. Embryological development (Atulyagotriya Sarira).
3. Formation of embryo (Khuddika Garbhavakranti Sarira).
4. Formation of embryo (Mahati Garbhavakranti Sarira).
5. Individual and universe (Purusavicaya Sarira).
6. Constitution of physique (Sariravicaya Sarira).
7. Enumeration of organs (Sarirasamkhya Sarira).
8. Method of procreation (Jatisutriya Sarira).
IV. Indriyasthana:
1. Changes in complexion and voice indicating imminent death (Varna svariya Indriya).
2. Changes in odour indicating imminent death (Puspitaka Indriya).
3. Tacticle changes indicating imminent death (Parimarsaniya Indriya).
4. Characteristic features of sense organs indicating imminent death (Indriyanika Indriya).
5. Premonitory symptoms of diseases indicating imminent death (Purvarupiya Indriya).
6. Physical features of patients indicating imminent death (Katamani Saririya Indriya).
7. Conditions of pupil indicating imminent death (Pannarupiya Indriya).
8. Inverted shadow indicating imminent death (Avak Sirasiya Indriya).
9. Coloration of eyes indicating imminent death (Yasya Syava Nimittiya Indriya).
10. Signs indicative of impending sudden death (Sadyo Maraniya Indriya).
11. Diminution of bodily heat indicating imminent death (Anu Jyotiya Indriya).
12. Appearance of a substance resembling cowdung powder indicating imminent death (Gomaya Curniya Indriya).

Vol.3: Cikitsa Sthana:
Chap. I-XIV: I. Cikitsasthanam:
1. A. Rejuvenation therapy Rasayanadhyaya first Pada: dealing with Terminalia Chebula and Emblica officinalis.
B. Rejuvenation therapy beginning with the term Pranakama (Rasayanadhyaya second Pada).
C. Rejuvenation therapy dealing with by the administration of Amalaki (Rasayanadhyaya third Pada).
D. Rejuvenation therapy dealing with original propagation of Ayurveda (Rasayanadhyaya 4 chapter).
2. A. Aphrodisiacs dealing with Samyoga Saramula (Vajikaranadhyaya first Pada).
B. Aphrodisiacs dealing with Asikta Ksirika (Vajikaranadhyaya second Pada).
C. Aphrodisiacs Vajikaranadhyaya third Pada dealing with Masaparnabhrtiya.
D. Aphrodisiacs Vajikaranadhyaya fourth Pada dealing with Pumanjatabaladika.
3. Section of the treatment of disease (treatment of Jvara).
4. Treatment of Rakta Pitta.
5. Treatment of Phatom tumour (Gulma).
6. Treatment of obstinate urinary disorders including diabetes (Prameha).
7. Treatment of Kustha.
8. Treatment of Rajayaksma or tuberculosis.
9. Treatment of Unmada (insanity).
10. Treatment of epilepsy (Apasmar).
11. Treatment of Phthisis (Ksaya).
12. Treatment of Svayathu (Oedema).
13. Treatment of Udararoga.
14. Treatment of piles (Arsas).

Vol.4: Cikitsa Sthan:
Chap. XV-XXVI: I. Cikitsasthana:
15. Treatment of Grahani Dosa (Sprue-syndrome).
16. Treatment of Pandu (Anemia).
17. Treatment of Hikka and Svasa (Hiccup and Asthma).
18. Treatment of Kasa (Bronchitis).
19. Treatment of Atisara (Diarrhoea).
20. Treatment of Chardi (vomiting).
21. Treatment of Visarpa (Erysipelas and Herpes).
22. Treatment of Trsna (morbid thirst).
23. Treatment of visa (poisoning).
24. Treatment of Madatyaya (alcoholism).
25. Treatment of Dvivraniya (ulcers).
26. Treatment of Trimarmiya (afflictions of three vital organs).

Vol.5: Cikitsa Sthana:
Chap. XXVII-XXX: I. Cikitsa-Sthana:
27. Treatment of Urustambha (spasticity of the thighs).
28. Treatment of diseases caused by Vayu (Vata-Vyadhi).
29. Treatment of Vata-Rakta or gout and arthritis.
30. Treatment of gynecic, seminal and lacteal morbidities.

Vol.6: Kalpa and Siddhi Sthana:
I. Kalpasthana:
1. Pharmaceutics of Madana.
2. Pharmaceutics of Jimutaka.
3. Pharmaceutics of Iksvaku.
4. Pharmaceutics of Dhamargava.
5. Pharmaceutics of Vatsaka.
6. Pharmaceutics of Krtavedhana.
7. Pharmaceutics of Syama-Trivrt.
8. Pharmaceutics of Caturangula.
9. Pharmaceutics of Tilvaka.
10. Pharmaceutics of Sudha.
11. Pharmaceutics of Saptala-Sankhini.
12. Pharmaceutics of Danti and Dravanti.
II. Siddhi Sthana (section on successful administration of therapeutic measures):
1. Procedure for successful administration of Panca-Karma.
2. Description of indications and contra-indications for successful administration of Panca-Karma therapy.
3. Perfection in treatment through knowledge of Basti-principles.
4. Complications of unctuous enema and their successful management.
5. Complications of defective nozzle, etc., and their treatment.
6. Complications of wrongly administered emetic and purgation therapies and their successful treatment.
7. Complications of enema therapy and their treatment.
8. Recipes for Niruha.
9. Diseases of vital organs and their treatment.
10. Effective recipes of medicated enema.
11. Determination of appropriate drugs for enema and its veterinary dosage.
12. Excellent enema recipes.

Vol.7: Sloka-Index.

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The Caraka Samhita stands at the top of the ancient texts representing the School of Medicine in Ayurveda founded by the great Scholar-Sage Punarvasu Atreya. Its value is further enhanced by the fact that it is the only text available in complete form where-as other contemporary Samhitas such as of Jatukarna, Parasara etc. perished, that of Bhela is incomplete and that of Harita is dragged into controversy. Thus any scholar desirous to know about the fundamentals of Ayurveda and its approach to life, health and disease has essentially to take resort to the study of this text unique in depth and divergence. It is rightly said "whatever is not here can't be found anywhere else." Historically too, it is quite interesting, Like an archaeological edifice. If it is dug into one would come across three distinct strate of authorship ascribed to Agnivesa, Caraka and Drdhabala in successive order. This immensely valuable text needed since long a faithful and simple translation into English communicating the ideas as they are without divulging into dogmatic details which make the situation terse particularly for a young scholar. This comes from the pen of two erudite scholars of Ayurveda who has devoted the major part of the life in studying the text intensively from various angles and has command over both the languages concerned. Thus the present work is a definite improvement in that its easy narrative style permits a Scholar not acquainted with Sanskrit syntax to grasp the various concepts of Ayurveda. Moreover, the present translation represents the first attempt of its kind to express in English the Ayurvedadipika commentary by Cakrapanidatta, which sheds light after light on the text.
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