Rasashastra is one of the important branches of Ayurveda, which revolutionized the ayurvedic pharmacopoea in the medieval period. Many scriptures were written during the period. Among them Rasendra Sara Sangraha is one of the important classical work.
Rasendra Sara Sangraha is a 14th century work, written by Gopalakrisna Bhatt. It is an exemplary work of compilation of various material related to rasa and other minerals. It deals with minerals and metals as well as therapeutics according diseases. It contains many effective formulations.
The English translation and commentary is done by Dr. Ashok D. Satpute, who is in the field since 23 years. The lucid language and critical commentary would certainly make this work valuable.
It is expected that this English version of Rasendra Sara Sangraha would help the students, teaching fraternity and vaidyas to a great extent.
Dr. Ashok D. Satpute is presently working as the Professor and Head of the Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana in Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka.
He has been teaching Rasashastra since 25 years and has illustrious career in this field. Dr. Satpute had obtained his M.D. (Ayu) degree from Bangalore University. He has also done P.G. Diploma in English from Mysore University.
To his credit he has another important work, "Rasaratna Samuchchaya" translation, both in English and Kannada. Apart from this he has also written other books in Ayurveda.
Dr. Ashok Satpute has been member of different academic bodies in prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Karnataka.
The present work "Rasendra Sara Sangraha is a reflection of his deep knowledge which is evident from the critical commentary rendered by him.
Many more critical works are expected from Dr. Ashok D. Satpute in future.
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