ISBN 9788187586012,Chemistry And Chemical Techniques In India (History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization: Vol. IV, Part 1)

Chemistry And Chemical Techniques In India (History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization: Vol. IV, Part 1)

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ISBN 9788187586012
Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2004
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788187586012

ISBN-10 818758601X
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 407 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

History

This Volume Presents A Succinct Account Of Chemical Knowledge And Techniques In The Indian Culture-Area From Prehistoric Times To About The Eighteenth Century Ad. Metals And Metal-Working; Dyes And Pigments; Coinage; Rocks And Minerals; Cosmetics And Perfumery; Ceramics And Glass; Paper-Making; Pyrotechnics And The Like Were Among The Important Chemical Practices That Were Fortered By Artisans And Craftsmen Who Scaled Peaks Of Excellence Specially In Metallurgy. Indian Alchemy Which Came Up As A Part Of Tantrik Tradition Soon Transformed Itself Into Medicinal Chemistry And Added A Veneer Of Mineral And Metallic Medicines Treated With Plant Extracts. A Notable Aspect Of Indian Chemical Practices In The Ancient And Medieval Periods Was Their Inter-Relationship With Religio-Philosophical Ideas As Well As Cultural Embellishment. Such Practices, Though Mainly Endogenous, Were Not Devoid Of Some Exogenous Influences From Time To Time. The Authors Who Are Experts In Their Fields, Have Portrayed The Different Nuances Of Indian Chemistry And Chemical Techniques Based On Extensive Archaeological Data As Well As Literary Sources With Their Scholarly And Integrated Interpretations. The Volume Is A Source Book Of Great Value To Mterested Scholars And General Readers Alike.
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