What is it about?

Compared to Ayurveda, to what extent is Siddha medicine practised in Singapore and what issues do Siddha practitioners face in terms of government recognition and regulation. Can Siddha medicine be an identity marker for the large Tamil community residing in Singapore?

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Why is it important?

This study is the first exploration of the practice of siddha medicine in a transnational setting. It reveals that although the presence of siddha clinics is very limited, their heterogeneity in terms of practitioner status and therapies echoes the Indian situation.


To contribute to a book specific on siddha medicine. To contribute to a specific book on siddha medicine. To present the situation of siddha practice in Singapore with a view to conducting a comparative study in Malaysia.

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This page is a summary of: Explorative Study of Indian Medicines in Singapore, Asian Medicine, March 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15734218-12341512.
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