Ashtanga Hridaya

Ashtanga Hridaya

Dates: 400-1900

An ancient medical textbook originally written in Sanskrit circa 400 AD and transcribed into Malayalam on palm leaves, circa 18th or 19th century. Consists of 100 leaves, 2 by 18 inches. Leaves one, two, and one hundred are blank, all others contain text written in small, neat hand in Malayalam, the Indian language spoken in Kerala. The manuscript is protected by two wooden teak boards and encased in a burlap bag.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 4149
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Multiple languages
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ashtanga Hridaya must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4149; Ashtanga Hridaya; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4149, LTPSC.
Custodial History
In 1982, Dr. William Mulder was given this book by P. Jayendran, from the Department of English of St. Joseph’s College, Calicut, India. He donated the item in 1985.
Acquisition Information
Donated; William Mulder; 1985.
Subject Terms
Antiquities--India--19th century; India--Medicine--History; Medicine and Health; Science, Technology, and Health
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 17 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
Ethnic and minority history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.IV, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS4149
Finding Aid Title
Ashtanga Hridaya
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:08-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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Ryan Lee
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