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Origin of the Life of a Human Being: Conception and the Female According to Ancient Indian Medical and Sexological Literature

Price : $39.75
ISBN # : 9788120819986
Author : Rahul Peter Das
pages: 728
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Published : 2003

The study attempts to determine how the ancient Indian Medical and sexological texts would answer a non-medical question, but also social and religious relevance, namely: What happens in a woman's body at the time of conception? To this end, numerous relevant texts were exhaustively analyzed, along with several secondary sources and relevant data from other traditional medicinal systems.

Author Bio:
Rahul Peter Das was educated in India upto Pre-Medical Examination of Calcutta University. He went on to obtain his MA (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) from the University of Hamburg.

Review 1:
''A scholarly study that is certainly the only one of its kind. das lays out for us a vast and staggeringly exhaustive array of materials ordered in quasi-chronological fashion....glossary found at the back of the book is also excellent & is perhaps the book`s most useful aspect.''
Source: ---Medical History Vol.: 49 (4), Oct., 2005

Review 2:
''...deserves respect from all those interested in serious research into the ancient Indian wisdom.... deserves special respect for the scholarly exposition of the subject matter under study...... very serious book that needs to be studied in depth to get at the core of the matter..... any library worth its salt must have a copy of the book.''
Source: ---National Medical Journal of India Vol: 17, No. 4, JULY-AUG, 2004

Review 3:
''...excellent and ground breaking study because of its uncompromising philosophical positioning, will be inaccessible to all but trained Indologists......will have a profound impact on an array of studies in the fields of India science and religion.''
Source: ---Religious Studies Review Vol. 30 No. 2,3 April/July 2004

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 01 August, 2006.

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