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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Indigenous medicine and the state in ancient India


Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh 18, Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 - 9LN Scotland, United Kingdom

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Several arguments have been forwarded for the stagnation of Ayurveda, and most of these focus on the discrimination that Ayurveda faces under Mughal and then under British rule. Even for Ancient India, the halcyon portrait of Ayurveda synergetically related with religion and politics during the period, as has been portrayed in many books of history and in countless lores, is false. This paper then deals with the interaction between the State and Ayurvedic medicine in ancient India.


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