Electronic Descriptive Catalogue of Medical Manuscripts

Achievements of the current Medical Manuscriptology Programme

  • Searchable Electronic Catalogue of more than 17,000 medical manuscripts predominantly belonging to Ayurveda apart from Siddha, Folk Medicine and Unani
  • Digital Repository of around 5,000 valuable Books and Ancient Mansucripts along with basic search facilities
  • Deciphering, editing, translating and Publication of important unpublished Medical manuscripts in full swing (despite almost no support from concerned agencies)
  • Courses for Training in Medical Manuscriptology envisaged
  • TDU is being developed as a nodal centre for pioneering programs on Ayurveda.

Though the Indian Medical Heritage is very rich, having more than a hundred thousand works on its different aspects, proper cataloguing has not been done either that will help in identifying or accessing these most important treatises. Manuscripts in general, and in particular the medical manuscripts, form a precious part of India’s cultural heritage. If not conserved, there exists a real danger of losing a large number of manuscripts due to neglect.

Realizing this great risk, and also recognizing the drawbacks in currently available catalogues of manuscripts, FRLHT-TDU with the support of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and Ministry of Health, Government of Karnataka, has undertaken the difficult task of cataloguing and digitizing all the Medical Manuscripts available today.

Searchable (PDF) of 17,000 Medical Manuscripts

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