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Pain in Indian Culture: Conceptual and Clinical Perspectives 

Pain in Indian Culture: Conceptual and Clinical Perspectives
Pain in Indian Culture: Conceptual and Clinical Perspectives

Judy F. Pugh

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date: 17 October 2021

India is a complex, dynamic country and an increasingly important player in the global world and its transnational arenas. Indians, together with other South Asian groups such as Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, constitute prominent ethnic minorities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Many Indians have been born and raised in the West, and many others now arrive as immigrants, students and scholars, business travelers, and family members on visits. They display wide social and economic diversities and range occupationally from highly educated professionals to working-class families and individuals. The cultural frameworks that interconnect India with its diaspora communities continue to shape people’s lives and inform their perspectives on family, livelihood, spirituality, health, and other core aspects of human existence. Exploring these cultural frameworks provides special insight into Indian and other South Asian understandings of pain and suffering and the ways in which they accommodate the fluid relationship between tradition and modernity.

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