University of Heidelberg

Dr. med. Ananda Samir Chopra

Dr. med. Ananda Samir Chopra Dr. med. Ananda Samir Chopra

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  • Academic Staff

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Heidelberg University
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

E-Mail: chopra@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Research foci

Geschichte und aktuelle Praxis des Ayurveda in Indien und weltweit.

About Ananda Samir Chopra

Dr. Ananda Samir Chopra is a medical doctor, currently working as a researcher at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in a project on the modern history of Ayurvedic medicine. Born and brought up in Germany to Indian parents, he studied medicine and indology at the University of Heidelberg. His doctoral thesis on "Theories of Generation in ancient Indian medicine - three chapters of the Caraka-Samhita translated from Sanskrit into German with annotations and comments" (Zeugungstheorien in der altindischen Meidzin: Drei Kapitel der Caraka-Samhita aus dem Sanskrit ins Deutsche übersetzt sowie mit Anmerkungen und Erläuterungen versehen), was accepted by the University of Bonn (Institute for the History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine). After becoming a registered physician in Germany, Chopra studied Ayurveda for one year in Kolkata, India. From 1995 till 2009 he served as medical director of the Ayurveda-department at the Habichtswald-Klinik in Kassel, Germany and is currently on leave from his hospital-job. Since his childhood he has been learning classical Hindustani music and has for some time been honorary director of studies at the Tagore-Insitute, Bonn, Germany. Chopra's research-interests include the historical development of Ayurveda as a medical science, especially in the last two centuries, contemporary practice of Ayurveda in India and Europe, contemporary Ayurvedic education and the clinical applicability of Ayurveda in Germany and Europe.

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Book Chapter

The Routledge Handbook of Refugees in India

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch

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Energies Beyond the State:
Anarchist Political Ecology and the Liberation of Nature

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch

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Book

The Movement for Global Mental Health: Critical Views from South and Southeast Asia

(Ed.) Prof. Dr. William Sax with Claudia Lang

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Unani Medicine in the Making:
Practices and Respresentations in 21st-century

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth

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Book Chapter

Patriots in Kala Pani:
Writing Subaltern Resistance into the National Memory

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch

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Artikel

2018. Reviving “A forgotten Sunna:” Hijamah (cupping therapy), prophetic medicine, and the re-Islamization of Unani medicine in contemporary India

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth

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2018. "We are like the river water, always flowing" : some urban nomads of Delhi. In: Soziale Ästhetik, Atmosphäre, Medialität

Prof. Dr. William Sax

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