Dojin In addition, the correct scientific identity of all plants, acceptable under ICBN are set malabarifus along with their important synonyms and basionyms. 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. 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.
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At the time of its establishment no other University in India had organized such an establishment devoted solely to the publication on scholarly works. The department was established with the following objectives:- To provide Malayalam with an adequate terminology to meet the demands of the progress in civilization and the discoveries in Science and Art in modern times.
To publish popular works on Science and general culture. To translate the World Classics. To collect source materials to pave the way for a comprehensive and accurate history of Kerala and its culture. Thus, the Department of Publications was started with the object of enriching Malayalam language and literature.
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. The department also undertook the publication of scholarly extension lectures delivered by eminent persons under the auspices of the University. 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.
This work also throws light over the cultural, social, political, historical and linguistic conditions of India as well as Kerala. In , the Department of Publications released the Malayalam edition of the work.
HORTUS MALABARICUS MALAYALAM PDF
History[ edit ] Written in Latin , it was compiled over a period of nearly 30 years and published in Amsterdam during — The book has been translated into English and Malayalam by K. Manilal and published by the University of Kerala. About[ edit ] The Hortus Malabaricus comprises 12 volumes of about pages each, with copper plate engravings. The first of the 12 volumes of the book was published in , and the last in It is believed to be the earliest comprehensive printed work on the flora of Asia and the tropics. 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.