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The Resource Aghor Medicine : Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India

Aghor Medicine : Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India

Label
Aghor Medicine : Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India
Title
Aghor Medicine
Title remainder
Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. This book explores the dynamics of pollution, death, and healing in Aghor medicine. It examines a range of Aghor therapies
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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1963-
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Barrett, Ron
Dewey number
306.46109542
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • GN296.5.I4B37 2008
  • GN296.5.I4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Medical anthropology
  • Aghorīs
  • Healing
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy
  • Medical anthropology
  • India
Label
Aghor Medicine : Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Note on Transliteration, Abbreviations, and Names; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Cosmic Sink; 2. Fire in the Well; 3. The Reformation; 4. The Wrong Side of the River; 5. Dawam and Duwam; 6. Death and Nondiscrimination; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; References; Index
Control code
476162434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520941014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)476162434
Label
Aghor Medicine : Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Note on Transliteration, Abbreviations, and Names; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Cosmic Sink; 2. Fire in the Well; 3. The Reformation; 4. The Wrong Side of the River; 5. Dawam and Duwam; 6. Death and Nondiscrimination; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; References; Index
Control code
476162434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520941014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)476162434

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