PDF | Hortus Malabaricus is the oldest important printed book on Indian medicinal plants. The 1(st) of its 12 Malayalam and Konkani languages. respectively. value. Incidentally, Hortus Malabaricus is the first book in which Malayalam appears in print. Since the technology was not developed at that time, the written. Selected illustrations from the stunning Hortus Malabaricus (Garden of The book has been translated into English and Malayalam by Dr. K. S. Manilal.

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In addition, the correct scientific identity of all plants, acceptable under ICBN are set malabarifus along with their important synonyms and basionyms. The ‘Kuriala’ – at Itty Achuthan birthplace. During the years —, he and his students discovered over new species of flowering plants and several new records for India from Kerala, and published many research papers in Taxonomy in national and international journals. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

The first of the 12 volumes of the book was published inand the last in Another book, in Malayalam: This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

It is believed to be the earliest comprehensive hortud work on the flora of Asia and the tropics.

Bhaskaran Advaitasataka as the name indicates is a treatise on the main tenets of Advaita Vedanta in hundred stanzas.

As Hortus Malabaricus is a pre- Linnaean book, the scientific names of plants, equivalent to local Malayalam names, were not included.

The department also undertook the publication of scholarly extension lectures delivered by eminent persons under the auspices of the University. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Medicinal properties of plants are translated and interpreted, with commentaries on their Malayalam names given by Van Rheede.

Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 Attended by around people, the evening also consisted of a discussion encircling the Hortus Malabaricus and the launch of the online community platform http: The author cites various views of other commentators on the differentproblems which concern the drama, as well as the portions in the textitself and argues to establish his own particular points of view.


The standard author abbreviation Manilal is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. The Wanted Land focused on the cultural exchange that has occurred over the past years on the Malabar Coast between the Dutch and the local population. The compilation and publication of Hortus Malabaricus is intimately connected with the history of India, politics of the 17th century Netherlands and the then social conditions of Malabar.

At the Kollat birthplace of Itty Achuthan the only remnant of his ancestoral house that remains is a small dilapidated wooden structure with a thatched roof. The following other wikis use this file: Opening The Wanted Land. Over different plants and their indigenous science are considered in the book. Public domain Public domain false false.


This book gives vivid details of the medicinal properties of plants, the respective diseases for which they were used for treatment and the modes of treatment as known to the ancient, renowned traditional physicians of Malabar Kerala. Thus, the Department of Publications was started with the object of enriching Malayalam mmalabaricus and literature.

Manilal and wife Jyotsna. Malayalxm experiments and the subsequent work by the British scientists show that such marine planktonic algae could be used to quickly and safely clean up ocean surfaces where radio-active materials have accumulated, by cultivating such algae in hortuus specific area and later removing them from there. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp uortus not fully reflect those of the original file.

The content will focus on not only the creation of the Hortus Malabaricus but its artistic, botanical, medicinal and political importance in by concerned parties. The department was established with the following objectives: Despite the existence of Hendrik van Rheede’s Hortus Malabaricus over the last three centuries, the correct taxonomic identity of many plants listed in Hortus Malabaricustheir medicinal properties, methods of use, etc.

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The book was released by the Governor of Kerala also Chancellor of the Universityat the function; where due recognition was not given to Manilal as author of the book, nor were arrangements in place to felicitate the author at the function.


Retrieved from ” https: Manilal Hortus Malabaricus published during the period from Amsterdam, is the first printed book on the plant wealth of Malabar and is the most important source of information on the plants of India and South East Asia.

An authoritative Malayalam literary history by Ulloor S. Date metadata was last modified During its formative stage it brought out a series of glossaries, popular science books, translations from classics and original books written by scholars from outside. Hortus Malabaricus as transliterated by Manilal was published in English and Malayalam languages in and respectively.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Information is also available in the text of Hortus Malabaricus not only about the vegetation in 17th century Malabar, but also about the general social conditions prevalent in those days. Retrieved from ” https: To translate the World Mzlabaricus.

His work was soon considered as model of how taxonomists could assist in solving socio-environmental issues; and many scientists and journalists from Europe, Africa and South America visited Silent Valley to study the working of this project. Hendrik van Rheede is said to have taken a keen personal interest in the compilation of the Ma,ayalam Malabaricus.

Description Hortus Malabaricus Volume 1.

Every evening a lamp is lit in the small lampmast in front by his descendents-the members of the present Kollat family- who lives adjacent to it. Mentioned in these volumes are plants of the Malabar region which in his time referred to the stretch along the Western Ghats from Goa to Kanyakumari. Manilal efforts ultimately resulted in an English edition of Mapayalam Malabaricusfor the first time, years after its original publication from Amsterdam. Manilal studied these hortuz for over 35 years bringing to light many interesting facts, some of which were included in his book: Welcome to Hortus Malabaricus Hortus Malabaricus is an online community platform serving an international interest group regarding the Hortus Malabaricus, a 17th century volume book illustrating around indigenous plants in the Malabar region of Kerala, India that explains their medicinal properties, with captions in 5 different languages.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. For the first time in Thripunithura -from where Cochin was ruled by the erstwhile Kings ; a horticulture show was inaugurated on 12th January