asva sastra

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Nov 28 13:45:13 UTC 2007

Dear Prof. Pandurangi,

There is important information on asvasastra in the book "A History of 
Indian Medical Literature" by G. J. Meulenbeld (1999-2002).

Unfortunately, this 5-volume publication is rather expensive, and there 
are not many copies in India.  I know there's a copy in the library of 
the French Institute, Pondichery.  Perhaps there's a copy at the IGNCA 
in Delhi?  In Jaipur, I don't know.

If you write to the Wellcome Library (library at they may be 
able to supply you with photocopies of the relevant pages, which are:

   volume IIA, pages 557-579
   volume IIB, pages 570-615

There will be some cost, and the library will have to discuss copyright 
with you, but I think a small part of the publication like this will be 


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Senior Research Fellow
University College London

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, veeranarayana Pandurangi wrote:

> friends,
> My friend Dr. Sandeep Joshi JRRSU is working on the asva sastra. He is
> editing the text of Asva sastra earlier published in Sarasvati mahal. but
> the text is currupt and difficult to reconstruct. there is on info on author
> etc.
> He wants to know whether there are early writings on this subject. One
> reference is "Asva-sastra or the science of the horse"  of Hemasuri eds. V.
> J. A. and V. Krishnasamy  1928. Even we are finding it dificult to trace
> this book. we want some information.
> thanks in advance.
> Veeranarayana N.K. Pandurangi
> Head, Dept of Darshanas,
> Yoganandacharya Bhavan,
> Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Samskrita University, Madau, post
> Bhankrota, Jaipur, 302026.

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