• Slides: The Threats of Adharma and Environmental Disturbances. Understanding Epidemics in Pre-modern South Asia

    Author(s):
    Vitus Angermeier (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Indology, Medical Humanities
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Pandemics, Epidemics, Academics. Projects on the medical traditions in South Asia and Tibet
    Meeting Org.:
    Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna
    Meeting Loc.:
    Vienna
    Meeting Date:
    June 23, 2023
    Tag(s):
    epidemics, South Asian Studies, South Asia, Ayurveda, medical history, medical humanities, History of Medicine, Sanskrit Studies
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/8zqp-5957
    Abstract:
    While the colonial and modern history of epidemics in South Asia is well researched, the earlier developments of this subject area have hardly been studied. The project Epidemics and Crisis Management in Pre-modern South Asia aims to fill part of this gap by exploring the intellectual history of epidemics and similar disasters in South Asia and their medical, religious, social, political, and philosophical aspects through a comprehensive study of the relevant Sanskrit literature from this period. The presentation given in this workshop will focus on theories and speculations about the causes of epidemics and similar events as found in the early pre-modern ayurvedic sources.
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    Last Updated:
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