Practices of healing in tribal Gujarat
Hardiman, David and Raje, Gauri. (2008) Practices of healing in tribal Gujarat. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.43 (No.9). pp. 43-50. ISSN 0012-9976Full text not available from this repository.
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Healthcare for the tribal population of Gujarat is highly inadequate, with people being systematically exploited by both legitimate doctors and quacks. Alternative forms of treatment continue to flourish, whether by traditional healers or by Christian faith healers. Three modes of healing – the biomedical, the traditional and Christian faith healing – are examined in this paper. Each can be seen to cater for particular needs, and so long as present socio-economic conditions remain as they are in the tribal regions, and the public healthcare system exists as it does, it seems unlikely that there will be any significant change.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Tribes -- Health and hygiene -- India -- Gujarat, Tribes -- India -- Gujarat, Gujarat (India), Healing, Medical care -- India -- Gujarat|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economic and Political Weekly|
|Publisher:||The Economic and Political Weekly|
|Date:||1 March 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 43-50|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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