Asian Medicine Journal Special Issue TOC: “Medicines and Memories in South Asia”

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to draw your attention to a Special Issue of Asian Medicine that might be of interest to some of you on this list. Below please find the publication details and TOC.

Best wishes,

Lisa Brooks, Anthony Cerulli, and Victoria Sheldon
Special Issue of Asian Medicine, Volume 15 (2020): Issue 1 (Nov 2020):  “Medicines and Memories in South Asia” 

Guest Editors: Lisa Allette Brooks, Anthony Cerulli, and Victoria Sheldon

Table of Contents:


Note from the Editor-in-Chief,” 1-2

Pierce Salguero

Introduction, “Medicines and Memories in South Asia,” 3-9

Lisa Allette BrooksAnthony Cerulli, and Victoria Sheldon

Patienthood, Body, and Life Span: Approaching Death in the Carakasaṃhitā,” 10-29

Kathleen Longwaters

A Surgeon’s Hand: Reflections on Surgical Tactility in Early Ayurveda,” 30–62

Lisa Allette Brooks

A Hakim’s Tale: A Physician’s Reflections from Medieval India,” 63–82

Shireen Hamza

Imagining Indian Medicine: Epistemic Virtues and Dissonant Temporalities in the Usman Report, 1923,” 83–106

Sabrina Datoo

From Lebensreform to Swadeshi: Vithal Das Modi and the Development of Nature Cure in India,”107–132

Joseph S. Alter

To Do Nothing: Revising Good Aging and Reviving Pre-toxic Pasts at a Kerala Nature Cure Home,” 133–160

Victoria Sheldon

Are Dalit Women Healers Allowed to Claim ‘Tradition’?: The Phenomenology and Politics of Tradition in Rural Tamil Nadu,” 161–182

Kalpana Ram

Epilogue: Healing Concerns in South Asian Texts, Histories, and Societies,” 183–196

Anthony Cerulli


Book Reviews:


Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry: Mental Health and Healing in a Tibetan Exile Community, written by Susannah Deane, Author: Barbara Gerke, Pages: 197–199


Depression in Kerala: Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st-Century India , written by Claudia Lang, Author: Murphy Halliburton, Pages: 200–202


Society, Medicine and Politics in Colonial India , edited by Biswamoy Pati and Mark Harrison, Author: Arnab Chakraborty, Pages: 203–205


Capturing Quicksilver: The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in Singapore , written by Arielle A. Smith, Author: Victor Kumar, Pages: 206–208


Contact Info:

Lisa Brooks

University of California, Berkeley

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