From the Publisher'The contributions here miraculously interrelate, all are delightful though massively learned, and all evoke interests beyond ancient India. The editing has been superb, and we are given an excellent Bibliography to the whole and a good index...Dharma/sastra, a magnificent literature, has been in the doldrums for too long: this book should put some welcome wind in its sails.'
J. Duncan M. Derrett, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.
'Prof. Rahul Peter Das deserves all credit for drawing our attention to this enigma...[a] stimulating article.'
Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, Journal of the European Ayurvedic Society, 1995.
'As a group, these essays form an important contribution to the growing contemporary literature on South Asian medical history....these essays...are required reading for anyone interested in the history of medicine in South Asia.'
Dominik Wujastyk, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1995.