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Medicinal Plants of Himalaya Vol.1

Medicinal Plants of Himalaya Vol.1

Gyanendra Pandey

Summary: The Himalayas are the foremost among the habitats of medicinal herbs. Multiangled studies on natural resources specially medicinal plants belonging to herbal sources of the Himalaya.

Description: Medicobotanical account of important plants and drugs covering various aspects of taxa possessing medicinal and different utilities for man and animals in various ways, uses in medical sciences specially Indian medicine, pharmaceutical industry and other various kinds of useful information including ethnobotany, field and interdisciplinary approach.

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The Recitation of the Vedas

Author: Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat. Translated from the French by T.K. Gopalan.

The earliest Vedic hymns testify already to a high degree of linguistic awareness of its authors. It appears for example in the play on the etymology of words. Thereafter, while the language seems to evolve relatively little, the knowledge of its structures develops considerably. Conservatism and linguistic awareness seem to go hand in hand. That could only have increased the distance between the ‘popular’ language of the non-specialists and the language of the experts in religion, since the former is always capable of a spontaneous evolution. In this situation it is important, for following the evolution of Vedic, to describe the preservationist measures which have influenced its destiny, to determine its environment that consisted of other forms of speech, to uncover the diverse and fluctuating influence of these forms of speech whose own evolution was probably much faster.... More

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