South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Kathleen Longwaters

University of Texas, Austin

PhD Candidate



Medical Traditions of South Asia, Sanskrit Language and Literature, Islamic Intellectual History, Urdu Poetry and Literature, Buddhist writings in Gandhari


My dissertaion topic is death and dying in the medical traditions of Unani and Ayurveda. I am exploring medical concepts of death, prognostics, and approaches to or avoidance of patients near to the end of life. One desired outcome is to gain new insights on current medical approaches to end of life care in the US, and to make that care more culturally sensitive.

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