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SSHRC IG awarded 2021: This project investigates how medieval Japanese monastics from Nara-area schools performed cultic practices. But it is also concerned with how modern scholars treat the "lived religion" of those practices. My focus on creative syntheses of material, visual, and ritual...
India as a modern nation-state covers the greater part of the South Asian peninsula, from the Himalayas in the north to the tip of Cape Comorin, about 3000 km to the south. However, as a cultural-historical sphere, other modern states such as Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and even to...
Meeting WHO’s Conditions For Labor Augmentation: A Narrative Literature Review on South Asia and A linked Analysis Using DHS 2016 and SPA 2015 Surveys in NepalDownload
Background: Labor augmentation using oxytocin is commonly used throughout the world, but certain precautions need to be taken, and certain conditions need to be met; otherwise, complications are possible for both mothers and babies. Method: We conducted a narrative literature review study to...
SSHRC KSG awarded 2020: For this project, we will generate three scoping reviews to examine health-related exposure to extreme events like heat waves, wildfires, floods, drought, and air pollution; populations' sensitivity to these exposures; and the adaptive capacity of systems, institutions,...
Partnership Development to explore Innovative uses of Low Cost Communication Technology for Knowledge Mobilization in Agricultural Communities of PracticeDownload
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2012: The purpose of the research is to establish and support the activities of an emerging international and multi-organizational partnership among the University of Alberta, LIRNEasia (Sri Lanka), the University of Guelph, the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), and the Sri...
The Textual and Cultural History of Medicine in South Asia based on Newly-Discovered Manuscript EvidenceDownload
SSHRC Awarded IG 2020: The Compendium of Sushruta (Sushrutasamhita) is an ancient Indian medical text that was was used to diagnose and treat patients in South Asia two thousand years ago and continues to influence the study of medicine even today. The Compendium of Sushruta presents baffling...