About the Author (Vaidya Bhagwan Dash)
A Sanskrit scholar he handles the English language with equal felicity. A significant advantage to his propensity for research in Tibetan, German, French and Mongolian. In the course of nearly twenty-five years dedicated to research in and the practice of Ayurveda, Dr. Dash has attended several important conferences and seminars both in India and abroad. He has also contributed innumerable articles to reputed national and international journals in indology, medicine and science.
The author of many important publications covering several aspects of Ayurveda and Tibetan medicines, he has to his credit two volumes of an English translation of Caraka Samhita, The ancient Ayurveda classic. He was recently on a short-term assignment as WHO Consultant in Traditional Medicine to the Government of Bhutan.
He was working as Deputy Adviser (Ayurveda) to the Government of India in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare till 31st May, 1981, when he took voluntary retirement with a view to enable him to devote more time for academic and research work.