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Traditional Knowledge System Essays


[* designates links to articles posted outside the mandala site]


How the British diminished crops in India and dismantled a native system of abundance
Science in Classical Indian Texts
The Bill of Contentions Anil Agrawal
About The Date Of Caraka, The Famous Ancient Physician D.P. Agrawal
Ancient Jaina Mathematics: an Introduction D.P. Agrawal
Ancient Ship-Building & Maritime Trade D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Ayurveda: the Traditional Indian Medicine System and its Global Dissemination D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Copper Technology in the Central Himalayas Goes Back to 2000BC D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Dharampal, the Great Gandhian and Historian of Indian Science D.P. Agrawal
Diabetes and Traditional Medicine: New Research D.P. Agrawal
Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge D.P. Agrawal
Does Ayurveda Begin With Dhanvantari, The Ancient Physician D.P. Agrawal
Earthquake Resistant Structures of Himalayas D.P. Agrawal and Manikant Shah
Gleanings from Dharampal D.P. Agrawal
India Was the First to Smelt Zinc by Distillation Process D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Indian Chemistry Through The Ages D.P. Agrawal
Iron In Kumaun Goes Back To First Millennium BC D.P. Agrawal and Manikant Shah
Kumaon Iron Works, the British and Traditional Technology D.P. Agrawal and Pankaj Goyal
Legends as Models of Science D.P. Agrawal
Linguistic Avatars of Wootz: The Ancient Indian Steel D.P. Agrawal
Medicinal Properties of Neem: New Findings D.P. Agrawal
Mental Depression & Sudarshan Kriya: Recent Research D.P. Agrawal
Monsoon Muddle – 2002: Panchangs And Meteorology D.P. Agrawal and Manikant Shah
Needham On Early Indian Inventions Of Hydraulics, Cotton-Gins And Alcohol Distillation D.P. Agrawal
Non-Literate Traditional Knowledge Systems with Special Reference to Himalayan Folklore D.P. Agrawal
Scientific Exchanges Between Ancient Tibet and India D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Shilajit, the Traditional Panacea: Its Properties D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Surapala’s Vrikshayurveda: an Introduction D.P. Agrawal
Susruta: The Great Surgeon of Yore D.P. Agrawal
The Amazon rainforest medicinal herbs and Western attempts at exploitation of the indigenous traditional knowledge D.P. Agrawal
The Jeevani elixir of the Kani tribes of Kerala and their Intellectual Property (IP) rights D.P. Agrawal
The Kerala School, European Mathematics and Navigation D.P. Agrawal
Traditional Navigational Knowledge among Tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands D.P. Agrawal
Traditional Treatments of Some Incurable Diseases D.P. Agrawal and Lalit Tiwari
Technology of Medieval Crafts: Bidri Ware D.P. Agrawal and G.S. Dashila
Science, Technology and Human Development Vijay Bedekar, PhD
Down the Earth: an interview with P.S. Ramakrishnan Lian Chawli
IEEE Acknowledges JC Bose as Inventor of Radio and Wireless Transmission D.T. Emerson
The Great Art Of Bharatanatyam: Alarmel Valli Speaks Up In Interview Andre Fonteyne
Education in Pre-British India Pankaj Goyal
Story of Glass in India & the World Pankaj Goyal
Ancient Crop Protection Practices: Their Relevance Today Pankaj Goyal
Centres on the Periphery: Coping with Climatic and Institutional Change Anil Gupta
Babylonian and Indian Astronomy: Early Connections* Subhash Kak, PhD
History of Indian Science, an Essay in Grolier Encyclopaedia, 2000 Subhash Kak, PhD
Indic Ideas in the Graeco-Roman World Subhash Kak, PhD
Light or Coincidence? Subhash Kak, PhD
Eleven Objections to Sanskrit Literary Theory: A Rejoinder Kapil Kapoor
Zinc Production in Ancient India J.S. Kharakwal
Reasserting Their Lost Wisdom and Rights: Villages in Rajasthan Overcome Sarkari Dependence Profile of Rajendra Singh and his Work Madhu Kishwar
What Eleventh-Century Spain Knew About Indian Science and Math Alok Kumar, PhD
Alberuni on Pre-Islamic India’s Science, Math, and Architecture Vinod Kumar
An Introduction to the Nahuatl Culture and Its Concept of Isvara Akatl Ortega
Communities, Knowledge and Biodiversity: Theoretical Orientation of Ethnoforestry Deep N. Panday
Sacred Forestry: The Case of Rajasthan, India Deep N. Panday
Traditional Knowledge Systems for Biodiversity Conservation Deep N. Panday
Surgical Legacy of Sushrutha’s in Ancient India Anil Pande
Agriculture by Parashara Parashara
Could India’s “Failed” Monsoon Have Been Predicted by the Right Calendar? C.K. Raju
The Panini-Backus Form in Syntax of Formal Languages T.R.N. Rao, PhD
TKDL – A safeguard for Indian traditional knowledge Nirupa Sen
Agricultural Science in Kautilya’s Arthasastra Manikant Shah
Aryabhata’s Babylonian Contacts Manikant Shah
Gharats of Uttaranchal: Harnessing Natural Energy Manikant Shah
Indian Astronomy Through Ages Manikant Shah
Minerals and Metals in Kautilya’s Arthasastra Manikant Shah
Science in Jain Canonical Literature Manikant Shah
Silent Traffic in India’s Intellectual Property Narasingha P. Sil, PhD
Non-edible oils as biodiesels* D.V.Sridharan
A Potential Anticancer Medicinal Plant Lalit Tiwari and D.P. Agrawal
All Purpose Turmeric: Uses, Chemistry, IPR Lalit Tiwari and D.P. Agrawal
Alternative Medical Therapies of India: an Introduction Lalit Tiwari
Ancient Indian Botany and Taxonomy Lalit Tiwari
History of Paper Technology in India Lalit Tiwari
Metrology in Artha-sastra Lalit Tiwari and D.P. Agrawal
New Findings Vindicate Efficacy of Shatavari
(Asparagus racemosus), Traditional Medicine
Lalit Tiwari
Siddha Medicine: Its Basic Concepts Lalit Tiwari
Traditional Himalayan Medicine System and its Materia Medica Lalit Tiwari
Tribal Medicine: the Untapped Treasure Lalit Tiwari and D.P. Agrawal
The recording of traditional knowledge: Will it prevent ‘bio-piracy’? Sangeeta Udgaonkar
Diamonds: A History*
Multi-Stakeholder Training Programme on Climate Change Mitigation through Participatory Carbon Management in Multifunctional Forests