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Published: 25 June 2015

322 Pages | 24 illus.


ISBN: 9780190243852

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Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets

Medicine and Martial Arts in South India

Roman Sieler

  • First ethnographic study of siddha medicine in general and of its sub-specialization, varmakkalai, in particular
  • Provides a much needed counterweight to traditional studies of Indian medicine by using in-depth ethnographic research in addition to textual analysis