Acquaintance with nama (names) and rupa (character) is very important for identification of plants. Though their importance was recognized by ancient seers namarupajnana has developed recently as a part of Dravyagunavijnana in which the subject of identification of plants is studied in all aspects e.g. ancient and medieval approach to characterize the plants by way of names and synonyms, pharmacognosy proper and discussion on drugs which are still unknown or used differently in different regions of the country.
Namarupajnana has been prescribed as a subject under the postgraduate course in Dravyaguna and is also a portion in undergraduate course in the subject. The present book is the premier publication on the subject and would serve as a guide for students, teachers and research scientists.
Prof. P.V. Sharma is well known for his valuable contributions on Ayurveda during the last more than five decades. He has written on various aspects of Ayurveda-literary as well as scientific, conceptual as well as historical.
Born on 1st November, 1920, in a small village near Patna, in the family of traditional vaidyas he acquired highest degrees in Ayurveda, Sanskrit and Hindi and held highest positions in academic and administrative fields. In Bihar, he was for many years, principal, Government Ayurvedic College, Patna and later Dy. Director, Health Services (I.M.). Finally he was appointed as Professor of Dravyaguna Deptt. in Banaras Hindu University. Along with this, he was also Director, Post-graduate Institute of Indian Medicine for many years. He retired in 1980.
Prof. Sharma participated in national and International conferences abroad and was associated with several committees on Ayurveda on National Level. He has authored and edited 50 books and has about 500 papers to his credit.
Item Code: IDE342 Author: P.V. Sharma Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2000 Publisher: Satyapriya Prakashan Language: English Size: 8.7" X 5.6" Pages: 223 Other Details: weight of book 378 gms