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Author Weiss, Richard S
Title Recipes for Immortality : Medicine, Religion, and Community in South India
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Autonomy of Tradition: Creating Space for Traditional Medicine -- 3. The Miraculous Origins of Siddha Medicine -- 4. The Invasion of Utopia: The Corruption of Siddha Medicine by Ayurveda -- 5. Reviving the Utopian Character of Siddha Medicine -- 6. Secrecy, Hereditary Education, and the Immortality of Siddha Medicine -- 7. The Loss and Recovery of Medical Knowledge -- 8. Conclusion: The Holy Science of Siddha Medicine -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
In this book, Weiss seeks to illuminate the present success of traditional doctors by examining the ways that siddha practitioners in Tamil South India have won the trust and patronage of patients. They do this, he shows, by offering affiliation to a timeless and pure community, the fantasy of a Tamil utopia, and even the prospect of immortality
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Weiss, Richard S. Recipes for Immortality : Medicine, Religion, and Community in South India New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2009 9780195335231
Subject Medicine, Siddha -- Social aspects -- India -- Tamil Nadu.;Tamil (Indic people) -- Health and hygiene.;Group identity -- India -- Tamil Nadu
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