About the Book :
This book Astanga Hrdaya: Sutra Sthana is first of its kind in the history of Ayurvedic literature which has been presented with a maximum number of illustration for better understanding the subject matter by the freshly joined students of Ayurveda. As a teacher of the concerned subject for the past 15 years the author has identified the necessity of proper study material in English language to cater the needs of 1st year BAMS students. Keeping this in view the author has made an attempt to incorporate the translation of the text along with the related matter compiled from other compendiums in the form of notes. The book supplemented with annexure containing important essay and short question important slokas to be learnt by heart Alphabetical index of the herbs table of weights and measures glimpse of astanga hrdaya and glossary of Sanskrit terms. The present text book is primarily written for undergraduate students of ayurveda as per latest CCIM Syllabus 2012. However it is hoped that teacher PG scholars and general practitioners would find it useful as a reference book.
About the Author :
Dr. R. Vidyanath, best teacher awardee for the year 2010 is currently working as PG professor and HOD Ayurveda Samhita at BRKR Govt. Ayurveda college Hyderabad. He has obtained his MD (Ayurveda) from Gujarat Ayurveda university Jamnagar and PhD form Dr. NTR university of health sciences Vijayawada. He had also undergone special training in Pancakaram from international institute of Ayurveda Coimbatore he served as a lecture asst. Professor and Professor at all the three government Ayurvedic colleges of Andhra Pradesh and complete 27 years of service. As an author as well as co author 15 books on Ayurveda were at his credit. He is a member board of studies Dr. NTR university of health sciences: examiner PG and UG courses and paper setter for various universities also a reviewer for peer reviewed journals. He has also presented more than 45 scientific papers at national and international seminars and published 27 Papers in reputed journals. Organized 5 ROTS, CME programmes and conducted more than produced Amruta Varshini a videocassette on Pancakarma a Ayurveda Hitopadesam an audiocassette on tenets of life.