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Dagmar Wujastyk
An equestrienne lures mercury out of its well © Trustees of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Jaipur

We are very pleased to announce the newly published special volume of Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques: "Histories of Mercury in Medicine Across Asia and Beyond", edited by Dagmar Wujastyk.

Jason Birch
Book cover of Satyendra Prasad Mishra's Yoga and Āyurveda. Their Alliedness and Scope as Positive Health Science. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan, 1989.

Abstract of a forthcoming article

The combining of yoga and ayurveda (Indian medicine) is unexceptional in the current global market for wellness. More than a married couple, yoga and ayurveda are deemed by many to be sisters, born of the same scriptural family, the Vedas. The current interplay between yoga and ayurveda raises two questions: how old might their relationship be and was it as intimate in pre-modern times as it seems today? The first question is...

Dagmar Wujastyk

Welcome to the blog of the ERC-funded research project "Medicine, Immortality, Mokṣa: Entangled Histories of Ayurveda, Yoga and Alchemy in South Asia"!

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