kalaaya (was: question)

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 14 18:17:04 UTC 1997

On Fri, 14 Mar 1997, Kenneth G. Zysk wrote:

> Dom: just a simply quiry about your comments. What is the Sanskrit for
> "lameness" here. I'm thinking of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis 
> (aamavaata), which is definitely a crippling disease, almost endemic to
> parts of India. 

   kha~ja  (sakthika.n.daraa"srita.h vikalagatilak.sa.no vaataroga.h ...)


   pa"ngu  (yadi ka.tisthito vaato dvayo.r api sakthno.h ka.n.daraa
            aak.sipet tadaa pa"ngutva.m jaayate)

Definitions from the Ayurvediya Mahako"sa.

The expert on all this is Mike Miles (Mike, are you listening to this at
the moment?), who is writing a history of disability in India as a PhD
thesis at the Univ. of Birmingham right now.

All the best,

Dominik Wujastyk               Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
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