Why Is India Promoting The Traditional Tibetan Medicine System Of Sowa-Rigpa
10, Dec 2019, 9:46 PM
India and China are at loggerheads over the legacy of one of the oldest systems of traditional medicine, known as Sowa-Rigpa, which has similarities with Ayurveda. India has sought recognition of the ancient medicinal tradition as its "intangible cultural heritage", a claim reportedly contested by China at UNESCO. In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, let’s take a look at the historical background of this traditional Himalayan art of healing and how it’s gained focus in recent times.