This unique volume initiates a dialogue between bio-medicine and alternative therapeutics. Undertaking a multidisciplinary exploration of the science and spirituality of healing and wellness, it offers varied perspectives from doctors, medical researchers, Ayurvedic practitioners, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and cultural critics. It
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Introduction: The Terms of the Dialogue: A Conversation with Pushpa Mittra Bhargava and P. Ram Manohar Makarand R. Paranjape 1. Science, Spirituality and Healing: In Search of Definitions P. Ram Manohar 2. Beyond Mind Body Medicine Ramesh Bijlani 3. Spirituality and Health O. P. Yadava 4. Healing Minds and Bodies: What Place for Spirituality? Roger Worthington 5. The Culture and Philosophy of Bio-medicine in India: Critical Sociological Reflections Suhita Chopra Chatterjee 6. Spirituality, Mental Health and Perfectionism Nilanjana Sanyal 7. The Doctrine of the Three Humours in Traditional Indian Medicine Hartmut Scharfe 8. The Body in the System of Medicine: Caraka and Harvey Anuradha Veeravalli 9. Network of Touch in Spiritual Healing: Pancikarana-prakriya Piyali Palit 10. Bio-ethical Issues: Jaina Perspective and Prospects Asha Mukherjee 11. Yogi-doctors and Occult Healing Arts: Holistic Therapeutics at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Makarand R. Paranjape. Conclusion: The Science and Spirituality of Healing. About the Editor. Notes on Contributors and Discussants. Index
Makarand R. Paranjape is Professor of English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.