From Medical Pluralism to Medical Marginality: Changing Dynamics Within Unani System of Medicine
The article aims to understand the situation of Unani system of medicine with respect to other alternative medicines as enshrined in the concept of AYUSH along with the Allopathic system.
Doctors of Plural Medicine, Knowledge Transmission, and Family Space in India
- SociologyMedical anthropology
This work proposes to examine “family space” as the physical and relational proximity that enables kin doctors to experiment with plural therapies while negotiating legitimacy and authority within the changing institution of the Indian family.
Hysteria: A South Asian History of Global Medicine
Abstract Ways of mapping mental illness in the world involve stories about history, time and qualities of knowledge. This paper explores the history of hysteria as a South Asian story. With a South…
Science in the vernacular? Translation, terminology and lexicography in the Hindi Scientific Glossary (1906)
- LinguisticsSouth Asian History and Culture
ABSTRACT Vernacular languages have served as media of science education in colonial and postcolonial South Asia, but how was modern scientific knowledge translated into these languages and made…
Globalisation of South Asian Medicines: Knowledge, Power, Structure and Sustainability
Abstract The discourses on globalisation focus their attention on the flow of capital and technology from the global North. Historical, anthropological and sociological studies, however, point to…
Reformulation and Appropriation of Traditional Knowledge in Industrial Ayurveda: The Trajectory of Jeevani
- Materials ScienceEast Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Abstract In India, the industrial sector that specializes in the invention, production, and marketing of neotraditional therapeutic specialties has been rapidly growing for two decades. In addition…
The Vascularity of Ayurvedic Leech Therapy: Sensory Translations and Emergent Agencies in Interspecies Medicine
- PsychologyMedical anthropology quarterly
This image of vascularity provides an analytic for the emergent agencies of humans and leeches constituted by sensory intra‐actions at branching points in this multispecies clinical practice.
Galen in Asia?
- MedicineBrill's Companion to the Reception of Galen
In most of the cases discussed here, Galen comes to Asia through mediating languages, primarily Persian and Syriac, and medical traditions – Islamic medicine in India and Renaissance medicine in the case of the Jesuits in China.
Indian Therapeutic Hierarchies and the Politics of Recognition
- SociologyAsian Medicine
Concerns over the decline of subaltern medical traditions, seen in government policies and vernacular explanations alike, can be understood as intracultural narratives that are replicated in academic scholarship.
Positioning Sowa Rigpa in India: Coalition and antagonism in the quest for recognition
The years leading up to the recognition of Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) by the Government of India in 2010 saw unprecedented interaction between various branches of the tradition and the state…