Ayurveda: The Intangible Cultural Heritage of India

Vijay Kumar Srivastava, Anubha Srivastava


Publication and documentation are the most essential thing for Vedic literature to protect them from Piracy. The term Vedic literature means the four Vedas, their Samhita and the allied literature based on or derived from the Vedas. The four Vedas are Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda including their Samhitas and Brahmanas attached to each Samhita7. The current scenario is changing globally, any knowledge related to science and technology is regulated under Patent and copy right act and laws. For getting a patent the claimed thing should have the following 3 qualities; it should be new, novel (nonobvious) & have commercial application. The Vedic literatures are spared from patent regulation act, because this knowledge is in public domain and comes to instance since thousands of years; before the creation of patent laws.


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