Book review / Depression in Kerala by Claudia Lang

Halliburton, Murphy. Review of Depression in Kerala: Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st-Century India, by Claudia Lang. Asian Medicine 15, no. 1 (November 2020): 200–202.

Excerpt: Claudia Lang engages in a thorough and incisive scholarly analysis of the practice of Ayurvedic psychiatry in Kerala, India, in the face of the growing hegemony of biomedicine and a purported epidemic of depression in India. She has provided what is arguably the most in-depth scholarly analysis of Ayurveda and mental health written by anyone who is not a practitioner of Ayurveda.

More info: https://doi.org/10.1163/15734218-12341468  or https://brill.com/view/journals/asme/15/1/article-p200_12.xml

Reposted from Kerala Scholars eGroup

~~~~

Subscribe KSM on Telegram here https://t.me/keralascholars

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s