Caring and Curing: A Study on the Health Care System and Its Reflection among the Life of the Manipuris in Sylhet Region

Nazia Mahmood, Abid Md. Abdullah Chowdhury


This paper attempts to figure out the healthcare system among the Manipuris an ethnic
minority living in greater Sylhet area o f Bangladesh. In the present day world, different
societies have various healthcare preferences. From among these, people choose options
for treatment which are compatible with their religion, beliefs, rituals, economic
conditions etc. This paper tried to provide a brief description on the caring and curing
processes the Manipuris follow at different point/moments o f their life cycle which mirror
their cultural pattern. By analyzing the healthcare tem, this article specifically
focused on the folk healing procedure/practices o f the Manipuris in Bangladesh.

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