Vinod Kumar Bhatnagar

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The earliest known reference to Kilăsa was in 2200 B.C. in the period of Aushooryan. In 1550 B.C. information regarding Vitiligo was noted in the Ebers Papyrus. Atharvavĕda also carries the description of the disease Kilăsa along with several herbal prescriptions. Buddhist literature (Pĭtikăs) especially Vinaya Pĭtika carries the description of Kilăsa. Old(More)
This article contains a brief history of Ayurveda in Hyderabad. It can be proudly stated that this system is prevailing here since foundation of this city in 1590 A.D. As it is said that the physicians of Ayurveda and Unani both were among the staff of the first general hospital of Hyderabad city 'Darush-shifa' which was constructed in 1595 A.D. After the(More)
It is a biographical work which sheds light on the lives and works of some of the Ayurvedic Physicians flourished during Nizam dynasty. The credit for development of Ayurveda in Hyderabad goes to the eminent Ayurvedic Physicians, mentioned in this articles who taught Ayurveda in their private clinics, rendered their services during the outbreak of(More)
The present article is the continuation of the second part of the previous work published with the same title in the Bulletin of Indian Institute of History of medicine, Vol. XXIX. No. 2 in 1999. This work has ben initiated to introduce the books written in recent past, the period in which Urdu language had a prominent role in preserving the knowledge of(More)
In early 20th century some Urdu scholars tried to enrich urdu literature with medical history. They started compiling and publishing the biographies of the contemporary physicians along with their achievements. One of such works "Rumoozul Atibba" a rare book compiled by Hakim Fairozuddin in Urdu, published by 'Darul Kutub Rafiqul Atibba' and printed in(More)
Kautilya's Arthaśastra which was written somewhere in 321-300 B.C. on ancient Indian Polity, holds a unique place in Indian history and culture. It was discovered at Tanjavore district of Mysore in Karnataka. The Manuscript of Arthaśastra (Devanagiri script) traced by Sri Munisri Jinavijayajee of Patna. Mr. Shyama Sastry had first published the translated(More)
Bhăvamiśra, the author of Bhăvaprakăśa was a great scholar in Samsŗt and ancient medical science. He set a great example to modernize ayurvĕda by incorporating new drugs, diseases, procedures of treatment etc. and making ayurvĕda up to date. He was the son of Latakanamiśra. Bhăvamiśra was an orthodox Brahmin. He belonged to Măgada (South Bihar in North(More)
This article is the continuation of the article entitled "Dawn of Ayurveda during the reign of Nizam-VII of, Hyderabad" published in B.I.I.H.M. Vol. 18, No. 1, Jan 1998, pp. 67-84. The life sketch of nine pioneers of Ayruveda who established the system of Ayurveda on the track during the rule of Nizam - VII - Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur are presented here.
In the name of Trillinga Ayurveda Vidya Peetham a seed for Ayurveda with a school & free Ayurveda dispensary along with a Sanskrit school was sowed at Warangal by some eminent devoted private practitioners of Ayurveda and Philanthropists. The city of Warangal is a historical place and once a capital of Kakatiya Kingdom, though it was part and parcel of(More)
Brahmavaivartapurana is one of the important Mahapurana, which is considered as a Vaisnavapurana. The text is divided into four parts called khanda i.e., Brahma, Prakrti, Ganapati, and Srikrsnajanmakhanda. The total number of chapters are 276 and comprising about 20,500 verses. Brahmavaivartapurana comprises both ancient and medieval materials. It considers(More)