A book based on the 4361 year old ''Shalihotra Samhita" (encyclopedia of the physician Shalihotra) photographed at Dundlod Fort, Dundlod, Rajasthan, India, 14th June 2008.
The Shalihotra Samhita is a large treatise on the care and management of horses with some 12,000 shlokas in Sanskrit. It is the principal work of Shalihotra (c. 2350 BCE) who was the son of a Brahmin sage. It has been translated into Persian, Arabic, Tibetan and English languages. The work described equine and elephant anatomy, physiology, surgery and diseases with their curative and preventive measures. It elaborated on the body structures of different races of horses, and identified the structural details by which one can determine the age of a horse. Two other works, namely Asva-prashnsa and Asva-lakshana sastram are also attributed to Shalihotra. Some later authors have named their veterinary works after Shalihotra and others have based their work on his Samhita. Subsequent generations copied, revised and added to Shalihotra's text. Hence the term Shalihotra refers to similar texts in a tradition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON DE TREY-WHITE
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