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 13 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Labels for Ayurvedic Medicines - 1909 Read More
 12 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Operation of Couching for Cataract
By Robert Henry Elliot
Published by Paul B. Hoeber, New York - 1918

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An eye-surgeon at work; by an unnamed Delhi artist, commissioned by C... Read More
 12 Feb 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Page of text from the Susruta Samhita, an ayurvedic textbook, on various surgical procedures and surgical instruments. The text presents itself as the teachings of Dhanvantari, King of Kasi (Benares) to his pupil Susruta.

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 12 Feb 2013 Video
Video:
JOURNEY OF AYURVEDA
Produced by Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ayurveda continues to grow rapidly as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine and natural healing, as a spiritual approach to life becomes ever more important in this ecologi... Read More
 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Illustration of Dhanvantari, God of Ayurvedic medicine.

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 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'Man of the medical caste'

Ayurvedic medicine

Indian Watercolour

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 10 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine
By Thomas T. Wise
Published by Thacker & Co., Calcutta - 1845


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 10 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Physician taking pulse; by a Delhi painter - 1825

Watercolour

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 10 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The CHARAKA-SAMHITA by Mahamuni Agnibesha
Revised by Maharshi Charaka
Sanskrit medical text.
Compiled and Edited by Devendranath Sen Gupta and Upendranath Sen Gupta
Published by Dhanvantari Machine Press, Calcutta -1897

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 10 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Anatomical study of a man standing with Nepalese and Sanskrit texts showing the Ayurvedic understanding of the human anatomy - 1800

Pen and watercolour

The Anatomical Man And His Sanskrit Context
By Dominik Wujastyk

"A widely-known painting currently in the Wellcome Library depicts an anatomic... Read More
 9 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of Hindu Chemistry
From the earliest times to the middle of the sixteenth century, A.D., with Sanskrit texts, variants, translation and illustrations.
By Prafulla Chandra Ray
Published by The Bengal Chemical & Pharmaceutical Works, Ltd., Calcutta - 1903


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 1 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Illustrations of Tibetan materia medica, plant and animal, used in the production of medicine.
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 1 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Materia Medica of the Hindus - Compiled from Sanksrit Medical works
By Udoy Chand Dutt
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta - 1877

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From: A catalogue of Indian medicinal plants... Read More
 11 Nov 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Historical View of the Hindu astronomy, from the earliest dawn of science in India to the present time.
In two parts:
Part I. The ancient astronomy.
Part II. The modern astronomy, with an explanation of the apparent cause of its introduction, and the various impositions... Read More
 4 Aug 2012 Rare Manuscripts
Samgrahanisutra or Samgrahaniratna
18th century, Rajasthan

The Sangrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. The manuscript, made in the eighteenth century, includes illustrations and ... Read More
 4 Aug 2012 Rare Manuscripts
Samgrahanisutra or Samgrahaniratna; Trailokya dipi
Rajasathan, 18th Century

A complete illustrated manuscript of the Samgrahanisutra or Sangrahanisutra, a Jain cosmographical text in Sanskrit composed in A.D.1136 by Shrichandra Muni, whose name appears on f.52 of this copy. The work is also name... Read More
 3 Aug 2012 Article/Essay
Article:
A History of Zero
By J J O'Connor and E F Robertson
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Extract:
One of the commonest questions which the readers of this archive ask is: Who discovered zero? Why then have we not written an article on zero as on... Read More
 3 Aug 2012 Article/Essay
All for Nought
By accident, it records the oldest "0" in India for which one can assign a definite date..
By Bill Casselman
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

What the Gwalior tablet shows is that by 876 A. D. our current place-value system with a base of 10 had become part o... Read More
 3 Aug 2012 Rare Photographs
The Observatory of Rajah Jey Singh - 1860s

This photograph shows some of the astronomical instruments which make up the observatory or Jantar-Mantar, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743). He later built similar ones in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura (no longer survives). ... Read More
 3 Aug 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE INDIAN CALENDAR - With tables for the conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan into A.D. dates, and vice versa
By Robert Sewell and Sankara B?lkrishna D?kshit
With tables of eclipses visible in India, by Dr. Robert Schram.
Published by Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd., London -... Read More