Updated: Mar 23
Want to educate the masses? Do it through storytelling. Mitra Desai’s ‘Shitala’ is an ideal example of this. The author narrates a story backed up with historical references, ample footnotes and bibliography.
Ayurveda is a well-developed life science that has been deliberately neglected over the decades. The book is an eye-opener.
It narrates about Ayurvedic references of Shitala, Masurika and contemporary references of their Bharatiya treatment in a refreshing manner. Although it is a lesser-known fact; Ayurvediya Suchividnyanam (Ayurvedic Vaccination) has Shitala references from texts like Sharangdhar Samhita. It was a well profound practice in ancient Bharat.
The author has made an extraordinary effort to show this historical fact, the light of day. I congratulate her and thank her as well on behalf of the entire Ayurvediya Vaidya fraternity. Eager to read more from her.
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