Brigitte SEBASTIA

Affiliated Researcher

  brigitte.sebastia AT ifpindia DOT org
  0033 (0)698696099


Research

Ethnography of siddha medication to treat infectious diseases

The project concerns the documentation of siddha remedies used to treat infectious diseases with the objective to analyse the antibacterial property and toxicity of some relevant herbo-mineral formulations.



Publications

Book Sections
Brigitte Sebastia. From siddha corpus to siddha medicine. Reflection on the reduction of siddha knowledge through exploration of manuscripts. Local Health Traditions: Plurality and marginality in South Asia, Orient BlackSwan, pp. 129-155, 2019, 9789352876617. (hal-02288748)
Brigitte Sebastia. We Will not Leave the Forest. We Will not Leave the Land. Internally Displaced Persons from Chhattisgarh to Khammam District: Inhuman Living Conditions in a Degraded Environment. Armed Conflict and Environment: From World War II to Contemporary Asymmetric Warfare, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, p. 195-255, 2018, 978-3-8487-5191-4. (hal-02123765)
B. Sebastia. Eating Traditional Food : Politics, Identity and Practices. Eating Traditional Food : Politics, Identity and Practices, Brigitte Sébastia. Eating Traditional Food : Politics, Identity and Practices, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group/Earthscan from Routledge, pp.1-19, 2017, 978-1-138-18700-9. (hal-01522722)
Brigitte Sebastia. "Beef is our Secret of Life": Controversial Consumption of Beef in Andhra Pradesh, India. Brigitte Sebastia (Beef is our Secret of Life": Controversial Consumption of Beef in Andhra Pradesh, India. Eating Traditional Food: Politics, Identity and Practices, Routledge, 2017, Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment, 978-1-138-18700-9. (hal-02117354)
Brigitte Sebastia. Beef is our Secret of Life": Controversial Consumption of Beef in Andhra Pradesh, India. Eating Traditional Food: Politics, Identity and Practices, 2017, Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment, ISBN: 9781138187009. (hal-01826121)
Brigitte Sebastia. Coping with the Diseases of Modernity: The Use of Siddha Medical Knowledge and Practices to Treat Diabetics. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India, pp. 474-489, 2016, 9780415738651. (halshs-02909706)
Brigitte Sebastia. Sharing food, pp. 237-251, 2016, Estudios del Hombre. Serie Antropologia de la Alimentacion. (halshs-02909710)
Brigitte Sebastia. Like an Indian god: Saint Anthony of Padua in Tamil Nadu as a healer and exorcist. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia: Collaborations and Collisions, Routledge, pp. 22-36, 2015, 978-138023659. (halshs-02962110)








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Other Publications

2017 Eating Traditional Food: Policies, Identities and Practices. London, Routledge ‘Studies in Food, Society and the Environment’, 226p. (edited book)

2019 “From siddha corpus to siddha medicine. Reflection on the reduction of siddha knowledge through exploration of manuscripts”, A. Mishra (ed.), Local Health Traditions: Plurality and marginality in South Asia, pp 129- 155. New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan.

2019 “We will not leave the forest. We will not leave the land. Internally displaced persons from Chhattisgarh to Khammam district: Inhuman living conditions in a degraded environment”, in D. Briesen (ed.), Armed Conflict and Environment. From World War II to Contemporary Asymmetric Warfare, pp. 195-225. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

2018 “Preserving identity or promoting safety? The issue of mercury in siddha medicine: a brake on the crossing of frontiers”, in D. Wujastyk (ed.), Histories of Mercury in Medicine across Asia and Beyong, pp 115-151. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 'Indian Medical Tradition'.

2017 ‘“Beef is our secret of life”. Controversial consumption of beef in Andhra Pradesh, India’, in Sebastia B. (ed.), Eating Traditional Food: Policies, Identities and Practices, pp. 1-19. London, Routledge ‘Studies in Food, Society and the Environment’.

2016 “I hate sharing food. Autour du partage de la nourriture dans l’Inde contemporaine” , E. Garine, M. L. Rodrigo, F. X. Medina and C. Raimond (eds.), Sharing food, pp. 237-251. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, ‘Estudios del Hombre. Serie Anthropolgia de la Alimentación’.

2016 “Preserving identity or promoting safety? The issue of mercury in siddha medicine: a brake on the crossing of frontiers”, in D. Wujastyk (ed.). Medical Mercury: A Global Commodity in Transition. Special Volume of Asiatische Studien.

2015 “Coping with diseases of modernity: the use of siddha medical knowledge and practices for diabetics’ care”, in K.A. Jacobsen, pp. 474-489. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India, Abingdon: Routledge.

2013A medicine in loss of identity”, IIAS, The Newsletter n°65, Autumn 2013.

2012 “Revaloriser les millets en Inde. Les produits biologiques et écologiques au bénéfice de l’environnement et de la santé”, Food & History, 9(2) : 239-260.

2012 “Competing for medical space. Traditional Practitioners in the Transmission and Promotion of Siddha Medicine”. In V. Sujatha and L. Abraham (eds), Medicine, state and society. Indigenous medicine and medical pluralism in contemporary India, 165-185. Delhi, Orient BlackSwan.