i n d e x
Adams, Vincanne, 288 nn.9–10
Adharma, 16, 78–79, 82, 84, 140. See
also Dharma
Agni, 105, 170, 173, 287 n.18
Ajaya, Swami, 232
Akhila
¯
Ayurved¯ ıy Mah¯ asammelan . See
Mah¯ asammelan
Allopathy: conceptions of, 11, 39, 41–
42, 281 n.11; in relation to Ayur-
veda, 39, 41–42, 48, 54, 121, 182–
183, 218–219. See also Biomedicine
Alter, Joseph S., 286 n.5
¯
Ama, 154–155
Amann, K., 287 n.14
¯
Amav¯at (rheumatoid arthritis), 48,
161, 170
Anthropology: and cultural authen-
ticity, 190, 229; of ‘‘ethnomedicine,’’
11–12, 24, 26, 37, 43, 45, 53, 60, 62;
and liminality-communitas para-
digm, 14–16; of medicine, 11–16,
22, 33, 53, 140, 200, 210, 216, 247.
See also Ethnographic representa-
tion: issues of
Armstrong, David, 287 n.16
Arney, William Ray, 59, 288 n.8
Arnold, David, 281 n.6
Arogya´sik´sa, 77–79
Affa˙ s nga Sa ˙mgraha, 4, 123, 172
¯
Atm¯a (soul/self): conceptions of, 30,
68–69 117, 150, 261
Authenticity: and architectural signifi-
cation, 46; of Ayurveda, 9, 62; cul-
tural, 2, 64, 82, 83, 86, 190, 200;
etymology of, 64; medical, 75–77,
189–190, 200 (see also Mistry, Dr.);
as modern knowledge practice, 19,
64, 73, 77, 211; and selfhood, 246–
249, 258
Ayurveda: clinical judgment in, 169–
170; historiography and discourse of
spirituality, 87–89; institutional
modernization of, 7, 20 (see also Ed-
ucation, Ayurvedic); and medical
tourism, 1–3, 56–62, 263–269 (see
also Holistic medicine); and postco-
loniality, 3, 10, 21, 24, 25, 99, 110–
111, 263–264; as a sign of culture, 2–
3, 10–11, 20, 63; research in; 43–44,
164–166
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medical Science
(bams) degree, 122, 129, 130, 199
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 146
Barker, Francis, 157
Barthes, Roland, 179–180, 186
Baudrillard, Jean, 189, 208–209, 220,
228–229, 284 n.10
Benjamin, Walter, 18, 64
Bergen, Bernard J., 59, 288 n. 8
Bhabha, Homi, 6–8, 258, 282 n.19, 285
n.14
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