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Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More


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