[Preliminary Entry] Amān Allāh Ḫān ‘Amānī’ (d. 1637) was the son of Maḥābat Ḫān (d. 1634), a general in the Mughal army, and himself held important posts in the Mughal administration. He wrote works on medicine and on other subjects. The Dastūr al-hunūd is a Persian translation of the Madanavinoda, a Sanskrit dictionary (nighaṇṭu) on drugs and foods composed in 1375 under the patronage of king Madanapāla. He also wrote the Ganj-i bādāvard a large Persian treatise on pharmacology in which he also used Sanskrit sources, such as those by Suśruta and Bhoja.
Speziale, Fabrizio, 2010, “Amānī”, Encyclopaedia Iranica, available at: <http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/amani-physician> [Accessed 31 July 2012]
|Main Persian Title:||Dastūr al-hunūd|
|Translator:||Amān Allāh Ḫān ‘Amānī’|
|Approximate period of composition:||1627-1637|
|Later texts quoting this Work:||
Ta’līf-i Šarīfī (q.v.)