It is with great pleasure; I am presenting this English version of Rasaratnasamuchchaya, a unique 13th century classic, which is a treasure house of minerals and metals, and their therapeutical usage.
To my knowledge, this is the first and the only translation available in English, of this text. Hence I am sure; this would certainly fulfil the demand of such a translation. Though, there are few Hindi versions available, they are being referred with considerable difficulty, especially in southern parts of India. The present translation helps in removing such a difficulty.
Rasaratna Samuchchaya, as said above is a unique text dealing with minerals and metals. Hence this would be of greater interest for the Indologists, historians, metallurgists and geologists, all over India and abroad.
I would like to thank my students and colleagues, who have helped me in this venture throughout the course of its inception to completion. I also thank the proprietors of Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan for presentation and timely publication.
I am sure, this English version of Rasaratnasamuchchaya, which is in your hands, would shed a new light on the study of minerals and metals in Ayurveda.
|1. Parada (Mercury)||1|
|3. Uparasa & Sadharana Rasa||53|
|4. Ratnas (Gemstones)||85|
|5. Lohas (Metal)||107|
|7. Rasashala (Pharmacy)||173|
|8. Paribhasha (Technical Terminology)||180|
|9. Yantra (Instruments)||204|
|10. Musha (Crucible)||223|
|11. Manaparibhasha (Measurements)||246|
|Glossary of Technical Terms||277|
|Glossary of Mineral Drugs||285|
|Glossary of Medicinal Plants||288|
|Glossary of Diseases||302|
|Weights and Measurements||305|
|Index of Technical Terms||307|
Item Code: NAI253 Author: Dr. A.D. Satpute Cover: Paperback Edition: 2017 Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan ISBN: 9788170842064 Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 331 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 570 gms