Indo-Muslim Physicians

Abstract : Medicine (ṭebb, pezeški) constitutes the scientific field on which the largest corpus of works has been composed in Muslim India. Most of these works were written in Persian, and to a lesser extent in Arabic, and later in Urdu from the Colonial period. Main scholars and authors were often attached to the courts of Indian sultans and many composed medical works for Muslim nobles. Several medical scholars occupied also important functions in the administration of Indo-Muslim states. A number of works were composed in Persian on Indian medicine and pharmacology. This process of introducing Indian medical knowledge to the Muslim world through Persian language can be considered among the great translation movements in the field of medicine realized in the Muslim world. It began in the medieval period and lasted until the Colonial period, when works on Indian medicine were composed also in Urdu.
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Fabrizio Speziale. Indo-Muslim Physicians. 2009. ⟨halshs-00584747⟩

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