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Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms

Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms

by Dagmar Wujastyk, Frederick M. Smith


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ISBN-13: 9780791474907
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 363
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dagmar Wujastyk is an independent scholar pursuing her PhD in Indology at Bonn University, Germany.

Frederick M. Smith is Professor of Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religions at the University of Iowa and the author of The Vedic Sacrifice in Transition: A Translation and Study of the Trikāṇḍamaṇḍana of Bhāskara Miśra.

Table of Contents

Elizabeth De Michelis


1. Introduction
Frederick M. Smith and Dagmar Wujastyk

2. Plural Medicine and East-West Dialogue
Mike Saks

3. The Evolution of Indian Government Policy on Ayurveda in the Twentieth Century
Dominik Wujastyk

4. Divorcing Ayurveda: Siddha Medicine and the Quest for Uniqueness
Richard S. Weiss

5. Ayurveda and the Making of the Urban Middle Class in North India, 1900-1945
Rachel Berger

6. The Ayurvedic Diaspora: A Personal Account
Robert E. Svoboda

7. An Overview of The Education and Practice of Global Ayurveda
Claudia Welch

8. Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Databases in the Context of the Revitalization of Traditional Medicine
Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana

9. The Woes of Ojas in the Modern World
G. Jan Meulenbeld

10. Ayurveda and Sexuality: Sex Therapy and the "Paradox of Virility"
Joseph S. Alter

11. Ayurveda in Modern India: Standardization and Pharmaceuticalization
Madhulika Banerjee

12. Practicing Ayurveda in the United Kingdom: A Time of Challenges and Opportunities
Sebastian Pole

13. Cultural Loss and Remembrance in Contemporary Ayurvedic Medical Practice
Manasi Tirodkar

14. Practicing Ayurveda in the Western World: A Case Study from Germany
Ananda Samir Chopra

15. Ayurvedic Medicine in Britain and the Epistemology of Practicing Medicine in "Good Faith"
Suzanne Newcombe

16. Maharishi Ayur-Ved: A Controversial Model of Global Ayurveda
Françoise Jeannotat

17. Maharishi Ayur-Veda™: Perfect Health™ through Enlightened Marketing in America
Cynthia Ann Humes

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