The English text book Roga Vijnana and Vikriti Vijnana is a pioneering attempt to narrate intricacies of the knowledge of diseases and to cognize those from an Ayurvedic point of view. The first volume covers the fundamental aspects of Ayurveda concepts of pathology and clinical diagnosis. The efforts are made to collect information from available Sanskrit texts and their commentaries, which are arranged appropriately. The C.C.I.M. syllabus has been covered under two heads: Ayurveda and Modern. All the interpretations and academic revelations are purely based on views of treatise makers and their commentaries like Ayurveda deepika, Nyayachandrika, Bhanumati, Sarvangasundara, Ayurvedarasayana, Jalpakalpataru, Narasimhabhshya, Pathya, Hrdrayabodhika, Vakyapradipika, Madhukosa, Sasilekha, Ratnaprabha so as to serve the needs of graduates and post graduate students. An exclusive compilation of explanation (Paribhasas) to technical terms from various commentaries is also appended. The subject proper genuinely deals on the concepts of Ayurveda without merely restricting to the limits of examination. The explanations to concepts are derived mainly from Padmasri Dr. K. Rajagopalan. The sections from modern sciences have been dealt in a separate so as to avoid overriding of thoughts among the students. The second volume will also include the model question papers and objective questions. "The need of the hour is to reorient our approach I the learning process of Ayurveda by intensifying the interconnectedness of theory and practice. The approach should be rooted on our traditional thinking based on the concepts of Ayurveda and darsanas. This need is emphasized by WHO in its General guidelines for Research in traditional medicine through clinical are to evaluate traditional medicine in its own theoretical framework" 'olism is a key element of all systems of traditional medicine. Therefore, when reviewing the literature on traditional medicine (both herbal and traditional procedure based therapies), the theories and concepts of the individual practices of traditional medicine, as well as the cultural background of those involved, must be taken into account'." But this is an easy job to discern the fundamental principles like learning other skills for they are not mere skills like other empirical narrations. Fully conscious of this fact it has been tried in the present book to exhibit the theoretical propositions and their pragmatic utility with vigour and high promise".
About the Author:
Currently working as Medical officer-Ayurveda, Dept of Indian Systems of Medicine, Govt of Kerala. Underwent Ayurveda study in traditional way under the guidance of Vaidyavachaspathi. Dr. P. Mahadevalyer Vaidyakalanidhi, Netrarogavisharad; Clinical and theoretical training under Padmasri. Dr. K. Rajagopalan, MBBS, DAM, FNAA and Sri. Arimanoor Parameswaran. Studied Sanskrit and darsanas under Prof. G.Asokan, Prof. K.N. Raman Kartha, and Prof. O. Vishwanathan Achari. Graduated from Govt Ayurveda College, Thiruvanthapuram. Postgraduate research thesis is on Critical study of Ayurvedadipika tika of Chakrapanidatta (in progress). Recipient of Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuranan Gold Medal-University of Kerala for thesis competition for Sanskrit language, Vedic studies and Indian culture. Presented papers in various international and national seminars. Translated the Panchalakshananidana chapter of Madhukosha commentary to Malayalam.