Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 February 2009

272 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195335231

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Recipes for Immortality

Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Richard S Weiss

In this book, Weiss seeks to illuminate the present success of traditional doctors by examining the ways that siddha practitioners in Tamil South India have won the trust and patronage of patients. They do this, he shows, by offering affiliation to a timeless and pure community, the fantasy of a Tamil utopia, and even the prospect of immortality.


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