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Islam and healing : loss and recovery of an Indo-Muslim medical tradition, 1600-1900

Author: Seema Alavi
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the Islamic healing tradition's interaction with Indian society and politics as these evolved in tandem from 1600 to 1900, and demonstrates how an in-house struggle for hegemony can be as potent as external power in defining medical, social and nat.
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Alavi, Seema.
Islam and healing.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2008014350
(OCoLC)218190968
Named Person: S.; G.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seema Alavi
ISBN: 9780230583771 0230583776 1282198289 9781282198289
OCLC Number: 657629325
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Indo-Muslim medicine : unani in pre-modern India --
Encounter with the West : the English East India Company --
The practice of medicine : public welfare --
Dispensaries and shifakhaanas in early-nineteenth century India --
Urdu medical texts in the late nineteenth century --
Argumentative hakims : debates in the Oudh Akhbar --
From Jhawain-tola to Takmil-ut-Tibb, Lucknow.
Responsibility: Seema Alavi.

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