Islam and Healing

Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim Medical Tradition, 1600–1900

  • Authors
  • Seema Alavi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Seema Alavi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Seema Alavi
    Pages 100-153
  4. Seema Alavi
    Pages 334-339
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 353-384

About this book


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 national modernity. A pioneering work on the social and medical history of Indian Islam.


1900 India Islam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36391-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58377-1
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