Interview with Vikram Zutshi

, February 19, 2018

In this interview with Vikram Zutshi, I summarize some of the key findings of Early Tantric Medicine.


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Sanskrit Transliteration Keyboard on Linux

, August 7, 2017

I have created an X keyboard layout that serves as a Linux equivalent to Toshiya Unebe’s “EasyUnicode” keyboard layout. Use It allows one to easily type all the standard letters with diacritical marks for roman transliteration of Sanskrit, Pali, and some other Indic languages.  To get “ā” for example, one can just hold the Windows […]


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Snake-related News Pieces

, July 18, 2014

A fascinating piece from 1904 on snakes’ reputed power to hypnotize their prey: http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19040829.2.110Courtesy Aaron Ullrey Nag Pancami controversy over worship of live snakes: http://www.punemirror.in/pune/others/Worship-of-live-cobras-a-crime-HC/articleshow/38562934.cms Courtesy Lance Nelson (RISA Listserv) Recent audio story from BBC Outlook about an out-of-work snake charmer from Bangladesh: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0230t1g? Courtesy Alexander von Rospatt BBC report on the Million Death Study in […]


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Support my Tantric Medicine Book Project

, May 17, 2013

I have launched a project page on Kickstarter to help me get my book on the Garudam medical tradition finalized and sent to a publisher this summer.  Please consider supporting this effort, and let people know about who might be interested in it.  But please do not post it unsolicited to any email LISTSERV, which […]


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