Updated: Sep 13, 2021
Mithun Sikdar Superintending Anthropologist
Anthropological Survey of India, Mysore.
Human existence has never had a chance to stay in a state of tranquillity. Do we really understand the real meaning of wealth in life? Mahatma Gandhi once said, “It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”. Probably the fast-moving life has made us forget the real meaning of health. Ethnographic accounts of health practices of small-scale societies and repositories of their knowledge systems have gone a long way in contributing to the understanding