Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Ayurveda > Ayurveda > Caraka > The Caraka Samhita (Vol-1)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Caraka Samhita (Vol-1)
Pages from the book
The Caraka Samhita (Vol-1)
Look Inside the Book
Description
Preface
caraka-samhita, the most important and authentic classical work of ayurveda is originally written in Sanskrit (deva-bhasa = the sacred language of the gods). Several translations of this text in Indian vernaculars and English are available in print. From the translations, often it is difficult to comprehend the exact implications of the Sanskrit technical terms used in the original text. Those doctors and scientists who do not know Sanskrit language adequately find it difficult to satisfy their inquisitiveness with these Translations.

This text was originally authored by Agnivesa for which it was known as Agnivesa-samhita. It was subsequently redacted by karaka, and his contribution was so significant that it is till today known as Caraka-samhita. As the colophons at the end of each chapter indicate, a large portion of this text, because of its non availability was supplemented by a later scholar-physician Drdhabala. All these changes, however, did not affect the authenticity of the text, because the principles laid down in the original text were faithfully followed by the subsequent redactor and the physician who supplemented the lost portion of the text. In an ancient text like this, such changes are inevitable. From the style of composition, it can be said that the original text was composed during the Upanisadic period, thousands of years before Christian era.

The unique feature of Sanskrit language is its syntactic flexibility. Of course, the rides of conjunction (sandhi) and compound (samara) are to be followed invariably. In addition, in verses which are written in cryptic form, following the rules of meter (chanda) is an essential requirement. Without the knowledge of these grammatical rules, the study of the original text of Caraka-samhita becomes a difficult problem.

Some of the Sanskrit technical terms have no exact equivalents in the English language. Therefore, in the translations, only the nearest and approximate equivalents are used. For an earnest student of this text, it is there-fore, necessary to know which English term is used to translate which technical term in Sanskrit.

(iv) The original text is printed in Devanagari script. Some medical scientists, specially foreigners find it difficult to decipher this script. Therefore, there was a need to Romanise the Sanskrit text with internationally accepted diacritical marks.

Caraka-samhita has eight sections (sthanas) containing 120 chapters in total. In this volume containing the first four chapters of the first Sutra-sthana (section), the original Sanskrit text in Devanagari script, its Romanised form and the exact or approximate English equivalents in respect of each term are presented. To facilitate its study in depth and easy comprehension of the statements made in the text, the commentary in English based on Cakrapani's Ayurveda-dipika, paraphrased with subtitles discussing each individual topic, is provided.

I shall feel amply rewarded if this could help doctors, scientists and lay interested persons to appropriately understand the text, and utilise the knowledge enshrined in Caraka-samhita for the welfare of the suffering living beings.

For the preparation of this volume, Ku. Kanchan Gupta, M.A., M.Ed. rendered immense help for which I am exceedingly thankful to her, and I wish her all success in life.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

















The Caraka Samhita (Vol-1)

Item Code:
NZZ240
Cover:
HARDCOVER
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8170800587
Language:
Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Size:
10.00 X 7.50 inch
Pages:
234
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 0.58 Kg
Price:
$30.00
Discounted:
$22.50   Shipping Free
You Save:
$7.50 (25%)
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Caraka Samhita (Vol-1)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 1149 times since 19th Dec, 2019
Preface
caraka-samhita, the most important and authentic classical work of ayurveda is originally written in Sanskrit (deva-bhasa = the sacred language of the gods). Several translations of this text in Indian vernaculars and English are available in print. From the translations, often it is difficult to comprehend the exact implications of the Sanskrit technical terms used in the original text. Those doctors and scientists who do not know Sanskrit language adequately find it difficult to satisfy their inquisitiveness with these Translations.

This text was originally authored by Agnivesa for which it was known as Agnivesa-samhita. It was subsequently redacted by karaka, and his contribution was so significant that it is till today known as Caraka-samhita. As the colophons at the end of each chapter indicate, a large portion of this text, because of its non availability was supplemented by a later scholar-physician Drdhabala. All these changes, however, did not affect the authenticity of the text, because the principles laid down in the original text were faithfully followed by the subsequent redactor and the physician who supplemented the lost portion of the text. In an ancient text like this, such changes are inevitable. From the style of composition, it can be said that the original text was composed during the Upanisadic period, thousands of years before Christian era.

The unique feature of Sanskrit language is its syntactic flexibility. Of course, the rides of conjunction (sandhi) and compound (samara) are to be followed invariably. In addition, in verses which are written in cryptic form, following the rules of meter (chanda) is an essential requirement. Without the knowledge of these grammatical rules, the study of the original text of Caraka-samhita becomes a difficult problem.

Some of the Sanskrit technical terms have no exact equivalents in the English language. Therefore, in the translations, only the nearest and approximate equivalents are used. For an earnest student of this text, it is there-fore, necessary to know which English term is used to translate which technical term in Sanskrit.

(iv) The original text is printed in Devanagari script. Some medical scientists, specially foreigners find it difficult to decipher this script. Therefore, there was a need to Romanise the Sanskrit text with internationally accepted diacritical marks.

Caraka-samhita has eight sections (sthanas) containing 120 chapters in total. In this volume containing the first four chapters of the first Sutra-sthana (section), the original Sanskrit text in Devanagari script, its Romanised form and the exact or approximate English equivalents in respect of each term are presented. To facilitate its study in depth and easy comprehension of the statements made in the text, the commentary in English based on Cakrapani's Ayurveda-dipika, paraphrased with subtitles discussing each individual topic, is provided.

I shall feel amply rewarded if this could help doctors, scientists and lay interested persons to appropriately understand the text, and utilise the knowledge enshrined in Caraka-samhita for the welfare of the suffering living beings.

For the preparation of this volume, Ku. Kanchan Gupta, M.A., M.Ed. rendered immense help for which I am exceedingly thankful to her, and I wish her all success in life.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

















Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Caraka Samhita (Vol-1) (Ayurveda | Books)

Ayurveda Granthavali (Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hridya)
by Dr. Rajendra Nath Sharma
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Nag Publisher
Item Code: NZA121
$50.00$37.50
You save: $12.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Caraka Samhita (Critical Exposition Based On Cakrapani Datt's Ayurveda Dipika) (Set of 7 Volumes)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAE180
$165.00$99.00
You save: $66.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Synopsis on Caraka Samhita
Item Code: NAU970
$19.00$14.25
You save: $4.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Caraka Samhita - Sharirasthana (An Old and Rare Book)
Item Code: NAU878
$29.00$21.75
You save: $7.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Caraka-Samhita (Set of 5 Volumes)
Item Code: NAU168
$125.00$93.75
You save: $31.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Caraka Samhita - 4 Volumes
Item Code: IDE457
$110.00$82.50
You save: $27.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for really great prices compared to other sellers. I have recommended your website to over 40 of my classmates.
Kimia, USA
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India