- Ancient period-2500 B.C.-600 A.D.:
- Mythological personages
- Historical personages.
- Medieval period-600 A.D. -1600 A.D.
- Modern period-1600 A.D. - till date.
The book furnishes glimpses of life and works of great men who propounded and propagated Ayurveda-the science of ancient Indian medicine, commencing from the period of Indus Valley Civilisation upto the present day in chronological order.
Information is collected from various sources, sifted carefully and only those which have been held as reliable by the present day authorities are furnished. Discussion on points of dispute have been avoided and only the opinion accepted by majority of scholars are provided. The book is neither very elaborate nor very brief contains all available information in a nutshell. Doubts regarding personal whereabouts, dates etc of many personages still awaits confirmation by further research.
The author who has a flair for history has made the book best suited for study by all categories of Ayurveda. Students, teachers and research workers. It fulfils the long felt need of such a book on history of Ayurveda.
Pictures of some persons available at the time of printing are included which makes the book more interesting. Index at the end contains not only the names of persons but also of some important and popular books. Thus the book though small is still comprehensive.