Islam and Healing

Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim Medical Tradition, 1600-1900
Author(s): 
Alavi, Seema
ISBN: 
9780230554382
Date published: 
June 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

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.