Healing history

The author investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is.

Published: 18th June 2016 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2016 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

In The Bonesetter’s Waiting Room: Travels Though Indian Medicine

Healing.jpgIt is a book about how people in India approach the issue of health. The author investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is. She takes the readers to bonesetter clinics and waiting rooms of Bollywood’s best plastic surgeons. She explores how Indian medicine got shaped by the unique challenges and opportunities, uniting cutting-edge technological developments with ancient cultural traditions, and fuelled by political changes, which transformed the lives of millions, and moulded by the energy of forceful individuals. The book traces the journey of the Indian people—in sickness and in health. In all, it provides a unique perspective on the most diverse and fascinating country in the world.

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