Hindu Medicine and
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Course Description

One cannot understand Hinduism without understanding the basics of Hindu
medical and nutritional theory. The course covers the development of South
Asian medicine, nutritional theory, and foodways, from prehistory to the present,
with attenton to their religious significance. Students will examine elements of
Indian civilization by exploring systems of belief concerning food. The relations
between the cuisines of India and other world civilizations will also be studied.

 

Previously Offered:

Summer 2001, Autumn 2002

 

Next Offered:

Autumn 2003

 

To Register

Washington University Online Course Catalog

WebSTAC (online course registration)

 

Time and Place

ReSt 223 [U66] Hindu Medicine and Indian Food ---T--- 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM {Eads 116]

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Also of Potential Interest

Go to Hindu Religion Study Page
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South Asian Studies Page
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Sikh Religion Study Page
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Jain Religion Study Page
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Buddhist Religion Study Page
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Food and Religion Page
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Local Indo-Pak Restaurants and Groceries
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Medical Humanities Page
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Folklore and Folklife Page
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Minorities and Civil Rights Page

 

Notes and Links

(Neither I nor anyone else at Washington University necessarily endorse these websites).

 

Journals:

South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection (SAMAR)
[A progressive South Asian American magazine]
Special Food Issue (Issue 12) Online
"
Biopiracy: Let's BAG It!: A co-founder of the Basmati Action Group argues
that the corporate rush to patent life is a new form of colonialism"

Public Culture
Duke University Press / Society for Transnational Cultural Studies
NX180 S6 P8 Olin Level B Stacks
[Occasional articles on food and medicine]

 

Books:

The Oxford Companion to Food
Davidson, Alan. 1999. Oxford: Oxford University Press
TX349 .D36 1999 Olin Level A Stacks

Indian Food: A Historical Companion
Achaya, K. T. 1998. Dehlhi: Oxford India Paperbacks
TX724.5.I4 A64 1998 Olin Temp-Click Request

 

Cuisine:

India Cuisine

Links to Indian Grocery Stores in the United States
{Site included addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps]

Links to Indian Grocery Stores in Missouri
{Site included addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps]

Links to Indian Grocery Stores in Illinois
{Site included addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps]

Links to Indian Restaurants in the United States
{Site includes addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps!}

Links to Indian Restaurants in Missouri
{Site includes addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps!}

Links to Indian Restaurants in Illinois
{Site includes addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps!}

Washington University Vegetarian Union

Jerome Bauer's Favorite Recipes

Urban Legends Concerning Food

 

Medicine:

American Ayurvedic Association

Ayurveda Portal (Ayurvedic Institutes in India)

Ayurvedic Institute Class Syllabus

Prerak: Ayulink Newsletter

Dr. Anil Patel

Dr. Mukesh B. Paneri's Ayurveda Website

Chopra Center (Ayurveda)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

AMSA Resources: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

American Medical Student Association, Washington University Chapter

HuMed (AMSA's Humanistic Medicine Action Committee)

Humanistic Elective in Alternative Medicine, Activism and Reflective Transformation (HEART)

Society of Ethnobiology (including Ethnobotany)

 

Miscellaneous:

Society for Transnational Cultural Studies

Links to Regional Cultural Studies Associations and Cultural Studies Sites

Vedic, Ayurvedic, and Astrological Associations in North America

Sanskrit Manuscripts Online

Penn-In-India
[Note: This is a summer program, open to non-Penn students,
and is recommended very highly by WashU students who have enrolled!
The syllabus includes Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition.]

Yoga Courses at Washington University

Ayurveda Courses at Washington University

Tantra Courses at Washington University

 

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