Najar or Bhut-Evil eye or ghost affliction: Gujarati views about illness causation.

@article{Spiro2005NajarOB,
  title={Najar or Bhut-Evil eye or ghost affliction: Gujarati views about illness causation.},
  author={Alison M Spiro},
  journal={Anthropology & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={61-73}
}
This paper examines the supernatural beliefs of najar (evil eye) and bhut (ghost) and their roles in illness causation in Gujarati families in Britain today. The data arose unexpectedly in an ethnography of child rearing patterns carried out in Harrow, North West London and a short period of observation in Ahmedabad, India. I used anthropological methods of participant observation and unstructured interviews, which were transcribed using pseudonyms. The study group involved 70 Hindu and Jain… CONTINUE READING

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