Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms available in Paperback
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A comprehensive overview of Ayurveda.
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 “classical” 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.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
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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
Frederick M. Smith and Dagmar Wujastyk
2. Plural Medicine and East-West Dialogue
3. The Evolution of Indian Government Policy on Ayurveda in the Twentieth Century
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
6. The Ayurvedic Diaspora: A Personal Account
Robert E. Svoboda
7. An Overview of The Education and Practice of Global Ayurveda
8. Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Databases in the Context of the Revitalization of Traditional Medicine
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
12. Practicing Ayurveda in the United Kingdom: A Time of Challenges and Opportunities
13. Cultural Loss and Remembrance in Contemporary Ayurvedic Medical Practice
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"
16. Maharishi Ayur-Ved: A Controversial Model of Global Ayurveda
17. Maharishi Ayur-Veda™: Perfect Health™ through Enlightened Marketing in America
Cynthia Ann Humes
About the Contributors