skip to content
Aghor medicine : pollution, death, and healing in northern India Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Aghor medicine : pollution, death, and healing in northern India

Author: Ron Barrett; Jonathan P Parry
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing of stigmatized diseases. In the process, they have become a  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Barrett; Jonathan P Parry
ISBN: 9780520252189 0520252187 9780520252196 0520252195
OCLC Number: 85892219
Notes: Includes glossary.
Description: xxii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jonathan P. Parry ---
Introduction ---
1. The cosmic sink ---
2. Fire in the well ---
3. The reformation ---
4. The wrong side of the river ---
5. Dawa and Duwa ---
6. Death and nondiscrimination ---
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ron Barrett ; foreword by Jonathan P. Parry.
More information:

Abstract:

Aghoris live naked on the cremation grounds, meditate on corpses, engage in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consume intoxicants out of human skulls. This book explores the dynamics of pollution,  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Fascinating in its exploration... Adeptly introduces the reader to this system of healing and would be a worthwhile read for anyone interested in multicultural medicine."--Feminist Review

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85892219> # Aghor medicine : pollution, death, and healing in northern India
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "85892219" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Place/berkeley> ; # Berkeley
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/ceremonial_behavior> ; # Ceremonial Behavior
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/gesundheitsverhalten> ; # Gesundheitsverhalten
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/spiritual_therapies_methods> ; # Spiritual Therapies--methods
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/leprosy_treatment_india_varanasi_uttar_pradesh> ; # Leprosy--Treatment--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/aghoris_rituals> ; # Aghorīs--Rituals
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/healing_religious_aspects_aghoris> ; # Healing--Religious aspects--Aghorīs
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/aghoris> ; # Aghoris
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/medical_anthropology_india_varanasi_uttar_pradesh> ; # Medical anthropology--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1013693> ; # Medical anthropology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Place/varanasi> ; # Varanasi.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/attitude_to_death_ethnology> ; # Attitude to Death--ethnology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/rural_health_services> ; # Rural Health Services
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/religion_and_medicine> ; # Religion and Medicine
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/health_services_indigenous> ; # Health Services, Indigenous
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/996351> ; # Leprosy--Treatment
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/volksmedizin> ; # Volksmedizin
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Place/india> ; # India
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1313078> ; # India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.46109542/e22/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/110715026> ; # Jonathan P. Parry
   schema:copyrightYear "2008" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/11752243> ; # Ron Barrett
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "Foreword / Jonathan P. Parry --- Introduction --- 1. The cosmic sink --- 2. Fire in the well --- 3. The reformation --- 4. The wrong side of the river --- 5. Dawa and Duwa --- 6. Death and nondiscrimination --- Conclusion."@en ;
   schema:description ""For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing of stigmatized diseases. In the process, they have become a large, socially mainstream, and politically powerful organization. Based on extensive fieldwork, this lucidly written book explores the dynamics of pollution, death, and healing in Aghor medicine. Ron Barrett examines a range of Aghor therapies from ritual bathing to modified Ayurveda and biomedicines and clarifies many misconceptions about this little-studied group and its highly unorthodox, powerful ideas about illness and healing."--Back cover."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/864032834> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Aghor medicine : pollution, death, and healing in northern India"@en ;
   schema:productID "85892219" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/85892219#PublicationEvent/berkeley_university_of_california_press_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Agent/university_of_california_press> ; # University of California Press
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0712/2007007627.html> ;
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=016517385&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=016517385&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520252196> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520252189> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA852894> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/85892219> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Agent/university_of_california_press> # University of California Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of California Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/attitude_to_death_ethnology> # Attitude to Death--ethnology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Attitude to Death--ethnology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/ceremonial_behavior> # Ceremonial Behavior
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ceremonial Behavior"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/gesundheitsverhalten> # Gesundheitsverhalten
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gesundheitsverhalten"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/health_services_indigenous> # Health Services, Indigenous
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Health Services, Indigenous"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/leprosy_treatment_india_varanasi_uttar_pradesh> # Leprosy--Treatment--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85076084> ;
   schema:name "Leprosy--Treatment--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/medical_anthropology_india_varanasi_uttar_pradesh> # Medical anthropology--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85082859> ;
   schema:name "Medical anthropology--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/religion_and_medicine> # Religion and Medicine
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Religion and Medicine"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/rural_health_services> # Rural Health Services
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Rural Health Services"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864032834#Topic/spiritual_therapies_methods> # Spiritual Therapies--methods
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Spiritual Therapies--methods"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1013693> # Medical anthropology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medical anthropology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1313078> # India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/996351> # Leprosy--Treatment
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Leprosy--Treatment"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/110715026> # Jonathan P. Parry
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Parry" ;
   schema:givenName "Jonathan P." ;
   schema:name "Jonathan P. Parry" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/11752243> # Ron Barrett
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1963" ;
   schema:familyName "Barrett" ;
   schema:givenName "Ron" ;
   schema:name "Ron Barrett" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520252189>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0520252187" ;
   schema:isbn "9780520252189" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520252196>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0520252195" ;
   schema:isbn "9780520252196" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.