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Secrecy, Hereditary Education, and the Immortality of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Siddha medical knowledge has been transmitted for centuries within the paramparai, the hereditary lineage. The knowledge of the lineage was carefully guarded, as knowledge held in secret was an ... More


Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Sujit Sivasundaram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did the British come to conquer South Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Answers to this question usually start in northern India, neglecting the dramatic events that ... More


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