Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India

By: V. Sujatha and Leena Abraham (eds)

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Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India questions the dominant view of indigenous systems of medicine as cultural remnants of a traditional past. It points out that their practitioners greatly outnumber those of biomedicine (allopathy) and explores the reasons behind the enduring presence and importance of health care traditions such as ayurveda, siddha and unani. The authors go beyond simplistic distinctions like traditional?modern and science?culture. They draw attention to the possibility of bridging the divide between knowledge systems, and prepare the ground for a socially and culturally inclusive approach to healing and health care. Aspects of commercialisation and globalisation of traditional medicines are also examined. Printed Pages: 408.

Title: Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India

Author Name: V. Sujatha and Leena Abraham (eds)

Categories: India, Medicine and Medicinal Plants, Sociology & Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

ISBN: 8125045015

ISBN 13: 9788125045014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 037298

Keywords: Medical Pluralism India