Unskeptical: Indian Scientists’ Opinions of Ayurvedic Medicine

Barry A. Kosmin


Pseudoscience operates in particular social and political environments. The dominant political ideology in India today is Hindutva (“Hindu-ness”), which is associated with the conservative and nationalist governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The political aspect of this ideology seeks to define Indian culture in terms of Hindu values, and it …

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