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The Silent Killer: The Ass as Personification of Illness in North Indian Folklore


 
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1. Title Title of document The Silent Killer: The Ass as Personification of Illness in North Indian Folklore - Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Fabrizio M. Ferrari; University of Chester;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Philosophy; Anthropology; Religion
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) philosophy; non-human animals; religion; South Asia
 
5. Subject Subject classification B1-5802; Philosophy (General); QL750-795; Animal behavior; GN280.7; Man as an animal. Simian traits versus human traits; DS331-349.9; Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region
 
6. Description Abstract In this chapter, the author argues that the ass is not just a mere mount but can be considered the embodiment of disease and misfortune, while Śītalā, rather than being a ‘disease goddess’, is a controller and a healer.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Oct-2013
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/21400
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.21400
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Southern Asian countries
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd