Ayurveda Made Modern: Political Histories of Indigenous by R. Berger

By R. Berger

This e-book explores the ways that Ayurveda, the oldest clinical culture of the Indian subcontinent, used to be remodeled from a composite of 'ancient' scientific wisdom right into a 'modern' scientific process, fitted to the calls for posed by way of apparatuses of healthiness built in overdue colonial India.

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