Recent Advances in Indian Medical Anthropology
Medical Anthropology is one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines of anthropology. At a time, when traditional medicines and alternative and complementary medicines are creating an important space within the domain of health care, medical anthropology with its specialized methodology and holistic perspective is becoming crucial subject. In Indian context, the creation of separate Ministry of AYUSH and importance given to traditional knowledge in the field of medicines has necessitated that the scattered knowledge located in the remote tribal and isolated rural areas be compiled and consolidated. This volume provides multifaceted insights into the current research in Medical Anthropology in India. Providing inputs from seasoned as well as budding anthropologists, it discusses the issues of disciplinary discourses, healing strategies, mental health and well-being, gender and health and health policy in diverse contexts.