Title: ETHNOMEDICINE: INDIGENOUS BELIEFS AND SYSTEM
OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Authors: Sadashiv S. Kamble
Sadashiv S. Kamble
Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Karnatak University Dharwad.
MLA 8 Kamble, Sadashiv S. "ETHNOMEDICINE: INDIGENOUS BELIEFS AND SYSTEM OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3646-3652, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=276. Accessed May 2019.
APA Kamble, S. (2019, May). ETHNOMEDICINE: INDIGENOUS BELIEFS AND SYSTEM OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3646-3652. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=276
Chicago Kamble, Sadashiv S. "ETHNOMEDICINE: INDIGENOUS BELIEFS AND SYSTEM OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3646-3652. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=276.
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Abstract: The research has focused on the diagnosis of ill - health condition of Kumbri Marathi. It
attempts understand the meaning of health for Kumbri Marathi and the causes of ill - health
(etiology). The study has under gone one ecological year in-depth field study using
anthropological research methods such as participative observation, interview, genealogical. In
this article analysis is done on treatment seeking behavior depending up on diagnosis. Kumbri
Marathi community people depend on agriculture in interior forest place where they do not have
easy access to the modern health services. The disease is diagnosed at home level, and
supernatural diagnosis level called nota. Most of time disease/illness diagnosed by divine gadiga
but the treatment for the ill-health overlaps with modern medicine, herbal medicine and
supernatural treatment by warding off evil eye and spirit/s by divine gadiga.
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