demonology and Indian medicine

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Tue Jul 30 00:19:38 UTC 2002

Filliozat's study of the Kumaratantra is essential: probably that's what
you mean below.  I have an article on this topic, "Miscarriages of
justice: demonic vengeance in classical Indian medicine", in the book
"Religion, Health and Suffering" edited by Roy Porter and John Hinnells
(Kegan Paul International, 1999


On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Allen W Thrasher wrote:

> I have a patron who is interested in the role of demonic forces in
> traditional Indian medicine, as background for their role in Tibetan
> medicine.  I have referred her to the Kumaratantra and vernacular works
> on demons as they affect children.  My library's copy of Meulenbeld's
> History of Indian medical literature is unavailable in processing.
> Could someone give some references on the subject?  The patron knows
> English, Russian, Tibetan, and Mongolian.
> Thanks,
> Allen
> Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
> Senior Reference Librarian
> Southern Asia Section
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Dominik Wujastyk

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