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Healing across Boundaries: Bio-medicine and Alternative Therapeutics

Makarand R. Paranjape (Editor)

By facilitating a dialogue between bio-medicine and alternative therapeutics, especially Ayurveda, this book explores different perspectives on healing, uncovering how the dominant system of healthcare in today’s world relates to traditional healing practices. The volume takes into account the views of leading doctors and medical researchers, Ayurvedic practitioners, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and cultural critics.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction: The terms of the dialogue: a conversation with Pushpa Mittra Bhargava and P. Ram Manohar Makarand R. Paranjape. 1. Science, spirituality and healing: In search of definitions/P. Ram Manohar. 2. Beyond mind–body medicine/Ramesh Bijlani. 3. Spirituality and health/O. P. Yadava. 4. Healing minds and bodies: What place for spirituality?/Roger Worthington. 5. The culture and philosophy of Bio-medicine in India: Critical sociological reflections/Suhita Chopra Chatterjee. 6. Spirituality, mental health and perfectionism/Nilanjana Sanyal. 7. The Doctrine of the three humours in traditional Indian Medicine/Hartmut Scharfe. 8. The body in the system of medicine: Caraka and Harvey/Anuradha Veeravalli. 9. Network of touch in spiritual healing: Pancikarana-prakriya/Piyali Palit. 10. Bio-ethical Issues: Jaina perspective and prospects/Asha Mukherjee. 11. ‘Yogi-doctors’ and occult healing arts: holistic therapeutics at Sri Aurobindo Ashram/Makarand R. Paranjape. Conclusion: The science and spirituality of healing. Index.

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About the author

Makarand R. Paranjape

Makarand R. Paranjape is the author of a novel, The Narrator (1995), a book of short stories and five volumes of poetry. Also a critic and scholar, he is a professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Title Healing across Boundaries: Bio-medicine and Alternative Therapeutics
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Routledge India
Language: English
isbn 9781138795976
length 268p.,