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Author Barrett, Ron, 1963-

Title Aghor medicine : pollution, death, and healing in northern India / Ron Barrett ; foreword by Jonathan P. Parry
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index
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Subject Aghorīs -- Rituals.
Healing -- Religious aspects -- Aghorīs
Leprosy -- Treatment -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Medical anthropology -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Attitude to Death -- ethnology.
Ceremonial Behavior.
Health Services, Indigenous.
Religion and Medicine.
Rural Health Services.
Spiritual Therapies -- methods.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007007627
ISBN 0520252187 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520252195 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520941012 (electronic bk.)
9780520252189 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520252196 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520941014 (electronic bk.)