Dreams, omens, and prognosis in the Indriyasthāna of the Carakasaṃhitā

dc.contributor.advisorSelby, Martha Ann
dc.creatorLuu, Lilla Paulaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-25T15:54:01Zen
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2013en
dc.date.updated2013-11-25T15:54:01Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on medical prognostication in the earliest Indian medical treatise known, the Caraka Saṃhitā. The first chapter gives an overview of the Caraka Saṃhitā, including its main doctrines and philosophy. The second chapter introduces the Indriyasthāna, the section in the Caraka Saṃhitā in which most of the omen literature is collected. The third chapter gives a survey and preliminary analysis of all twelve chapters in the Indriyasthāna. In the final chapter and conclusion, the topic of omen literature in the ancient world in general will be discussed, with a focus on the issue that invariably presents itself in omen literature, “rationality.”en
dc.description.departmentAsian Studiesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22431en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectCaraka Saṃhitāen
dc.subjectIndriyasthānaen
dc.subjectOmensen
dc.subjectDreamsen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectSigns of imminent deathen
dc.titleDreams, omens, and prognosis in the Indriyasthāna of the Carakasaṃhitāen
thesis.degree.departmentAsian Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineAsian Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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