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Ancient Indian System of Rasayana Suvarnatantra A Treattise On Alchemy

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ISBN: 9788178356921    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 162        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Chittabrata Palit M.A.(Cal.), Ph. D. (Cantab), FRAS (London), is a former Professor in History, Jadavpur University and is currently UGC Emeritus Fellow. An eminent historian,...Read more
Description About The Author:- Chittabrata Palit M.A.(Cal.), Ph. D. (Cantab), FRAS (London), is a former Professor in History, Jadavpur University and is currently UGC Emeritus Fellow. An eminent historian, he specialises in Economic History of India and History of Sciences in India. His books in this field are: (edited), 'science, Technology, Medicine and Environment in India: Historical Perspectives, (1994); 'science and Nationalism' (2002) ed. 'History of Medicine in India' (2006) ; 'scientific Bengal' (2007). He was the Principal Investigator of the UGC Major Project, the primary report of which is incorporated in this volume. Nupur Dasgupta M.A., Ph.D. (J.U.) is a Reader in the Department of History, Jadavpur University. She was the co-investigator of the UGC Project. Her major publication is 'The Dawn of Technology in Indian Protohistory' (1997). She has been Charles Wallace Fellow at SOAS, London University, in 2001 and has also completed post-doctoral research sponsored by the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Her main area of research is on the social history of science and technology in precolonial India.About The Book:- This Book Has Grown Out Of A Ugc Major Project On Pharmacy In The Sanskrit Treatises On Rasayana In Eastern India Awarded To The Editors In 2005. Rasayana, A Sub-Discipline Of Ayurveda, Gradually Got Transformed Into Alchemy, The Protoscience Preceding Chemistry. In This Monograph, An Obscure Text, The Suvarnatantra Of The 16Th Century Has Been Deciphered. The Original Sanskrit Text, Its Translation And Interpretations By The Research Team Have Been Incorporated. The Introductory Essay Deals With The Whole History Of Rasayana In Ancient India And The Epilogue Gives The Colonial Consequences Of The Mutation Of Ayurveda., About The Author:- Chittabrata Palit M.A.(Cal.), Ph. D. (Cantab), Fras (London), Is A Former Professor In History, Jadavpur University And Is Currently Ugc Emeritus Fellow. An Eminent Historian, He Specialises In Economic History Of India And History Of Sciences In India. His Books In This Field Are: (Edited), 'science, Technology, Medicine And Environment In India: Historical Perspectives, (1994); 'science And Nationalism' (2002) Ed. 'History Of Medicine In India' (2006) ; 'scientific Bengal' (2007). He Was The Principal Investigator Of The Ugc Major Project, The Primary Report Of Which Is Incorporated In This Volume. Nupur Dasgupta M.A., Ph.D. (J.U.) Is A Reader In The Department Of History, Jadavpur University. She Was The Co-Investigator Of The Ugc Project. Her Major Publication Is 'The Dawn Of Technology In Indian Protohistory' (1997). She Has Been Charles Wallace Fellow At Soas, London University, In 2001 And Has Also Completed Post-Doctoral Research Sponsored By The Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Her Main Area Of Research Is On The Social History Of Science And Technology In Precolonial India.,
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