Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 28 08:05:26 UTC 2011

My book _The Roots of Ayurveda_ contains a translation of the first two
chapters from the kalpasthana of the Susrutasamhita that deal with with
attempts at poisoning a king and with poisons of vegetable origin.  In the
introduction, I discuss the history of poisoning in India, the Venomous
Virgin, and the spread in the medieval ME and Europe of Indian poison texts
such as the pseudo-Canakya "Kitab al-Sumum," and the Venomous Virgin motif
especially through through the Arabic Kitab Sir al-Asrar, the Latin Secretum
Secretorum, and the popular Gesta Romanorum.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 2, Eingang 2.1
A-1090 Vienna
Project: http://www.istb.univie.ac.at/caraka/

On 28 June 2011 07:22, DN Jha <jdnarayan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear List,
> One of my former students is seeking bibliographic information on
> poisons and their treatment in ancient India. Since I am familiar with
> literature on the subject I am giving below her request for help:
>  "I am looking for material for a paper on poisons, anti-venom drugs and
> treatment in ancient India. I haven't come across too many secondary
> writings on this."
> --
> D N Jha
> Professor of History (retired),
> University of Delhi
> 9, Uttaranchal Apartments
> 5, I.P. Extension, Delhi 110 092
> Tel: + 2277 1049
> Cell: 98111 43090
> dnjha2010 at hotmail.com, dnjha1940 at yahoo.in, jdnarayan at gmail.com

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