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The Visible Plants from Early Indian Sculptures : A Study Based on the Depiction in Stone and Terracotta Sculptures Housed at the Indian Museum Kolkata : Parts I and II

By Jayasri Lahiri

Price : Rs5,950.00 | $ 0.00

Published by  : Punthi Pustak

Pages : 652 pp 178 plates b.w

Year : 2011

ISBN : 81-86791-93-0

A Study on the Depiction on Stone and Terracotta Sculptures. Part I: Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. I. Historical context of some select sculptures from the Indian Museum. II. Plant profile in some early and medieval Indian Sanskrit and Pali texts: 1. Plants in Vedic Literature. 2. Plants and trees in the Pali Buddhist Literature. 3. The Arthasastra on Flora. 4. The Epics on the plant world. 5. Plants and trees in the works of Kalidasa. 6. Amarkosa on Vrksavarga. 6. Amarkosa on Vrksavarga. 7. Plants and trees in the Brhatsamhita of Varahamihira. 8. Plants in Banabhatta’s Harsacarita and Kadambari. 9. Evidence of the Ramacaritam of Sandhyakaranandin. 10. Symbolic value of the plant world in the eyes of literati and artists. III. Early Indian tradition of herbal medicine in Carakasamhita and Susrutasamhita: 1. Origin of Ayurveda. 2. Date and authorship of the Carakasamhita and Susrutasamhita. 3. Herbal medicine as mentioned in the Carakasamhita. 4. Herbal medicine as mentioned in the Susrutasamhita. 5. Susruta’s classification of drugs according to their therapeutic properties.
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