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Title Modern and global Ayurveda : pluralism and paradigms / edited by Dagmar Wujastyk and Frederick M. Smith
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 349 pages)
Contents Plural medicine and East-West dialogue / Mike Saks -- The evolution of Indian government policy on Ayurveda in the twentieth century / Dominik Wujastyk -- Divorcing Ayurveda: Siddha medicine and the quest for uniqueness / Richard S. Weiss -- Ayurveda and the making of the urban middle class in north India, 1900-1945 / Rachel Berger -- The ayurvedic diaspora: a personal account / Robert E. Svoboda -- An overview of the education and practice of global Ayurveda / Claudia Welch -- Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia databases in the context of the revitalization of traditional medicine / Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana -- The woes of ojas in the modern world / G. Jan Meulenbeld -- Ayurveda and sexuality: sex therapy and the "paradox of virility" / Joseph S. Alter -- Ayurveda in modern India: standardization and pharmaceuticalization / Madhulika Banerjee -- Practicing Ayurveda in the United Kingdom: a time of challenges and opportunities / Sebastian Pole -- Cultural loss and remembrance in contemporary ayurvedic medical practice / Manasi Tirodkar -- Practicing Ayurveda in the western world: a case study from Germany / Ananda Samir Chopra -- Ayurvedic medicine in Britain and the epistemology of practicing medicine in "good faith" / Suzanne Newcombe -- Maharishi ayur-ved: a controversial model of global Ayurveda / Françoise Jeannotat -- Maharishi ayur-veda: "perfect health" through enlightened marketing in America / Cynthia Ann Humes
Summary "Modern and Global Ayurveda provides an overview of the relatively recent history of Ayurveda in its modern and globalized forms. One of the traditional medical systems originating on the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda is fast becoming a transnational phenomenon. Contributors to this volume include both scholars and practitioners of Ayurveda. The wide range of perspectives they offer include the philosophical, anthropological, sociopolitical, economic, biomedical, and pharmacological. Issues such as the ideological clashes between "clasical" and "modernized" Ayurveda, the "export" of Ayurvedic medical lore to Western countries, and the possible "reimport" of its adapted and reinterpreted contents are covered and prove particularly relevant to contemporary discussion on the integration of complementary and alternative health care."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medicine, Ayurvedic.
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- History
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- India
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- history -- India
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- India -- History
History, 20th Century -- India
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- history -- Europe
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- Europe -- History
Medicine, Ayurvedic
History, 20th Century -- Europe
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- United States -- History
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- Europe
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- history
History, 20th Century
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- United States
History, 20th Century -- United States
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- history -- United States
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
Medicine, Ayurvedic
United States
Subject Europe
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Wujastyk, Dagmar.
Smith, Frederick M.
ISBN 9781435663282