The rationalist movement against quack healing: critical questions

Ranganathan, Shubha (2014) The rationalist movement against quack healing: critical questions. economic & Political Weekly. pp. 13-15.

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Abstract

Following the murder of the anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar in Maharashtra there has been a lot of outrage against quacks and “babas”. However, in a diverse and pluralist country, it is diffi cult to determine which healing practices constitute “superstition” and which are genuine. Further, the rationalist movement fails to distinguish adequately between faith and blind faith often seeing the opposition between science and religion in either/or terms. In this rationalist world view, there is little space for the mystical, spiritual, or even the cultural and symbolic

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Ranganathan, Shubhahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-6954-2727
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Subjects: Arts > Liberal arts
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 05:39
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 05:39
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/6203
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