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Title: Illness Interpretation and Modes of Treatment in Kirtipur
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Padam Lal Devkota
One Sentence Summary: The article attempts to explore interpretations and beliefs about the causes of illness among Newars of Nepal.

Description: The article attempts to explore interpretations and beliefs about the causes of illness. It is based on fieldwork carried as a part of a UNFPA project in 1983 among the Newars of Kirtipur, Nepal. The nature of community reactions and management of illness are the areas of interest on which the whole subject matter of the paper rests. The article explains that illness interpretation in Kirtipur can be divided into two broad causation levels, the natural and the supernatural. The people of Kirtipur believe that numerous illnesses are caused by the attacks (lageajwima) of supernatural forces. It is argued that the intervention of such forces while trapped inside a human body can cause illnesses. (Rajeev Ranjan Singh 2007-01-29)

Publisher Place: Kirtipur, Nepal
Publisher: Center for Nepal and Asian Studies
Normalized publisher place: Kathmandu
Publisher country: Nepal
Publisher URL: http://www.cnastu.org.np/
Published Date: 1984-04
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/contributions/CNAS_11_02_02.pdf
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Nepal -- Contributions to Nepalese Studies -- (1984) Vol. 11, no. 2
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Language: English
Source: Contributions to Nepalese Studies
Source Editor: Kamal P. Malla
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 11
Source Number: 2
Source Page Numbers: 11-20
ISBN/ISSN: 3767574

Means of availability: Available online as a PDF within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

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Resource Type: Article
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