Routes to Plausibility: A Local Knowledge System - Its Challenges and Possibilities.
The practice of traditional medicine by different ethnic groups to cure diseases and ailments bears testimony to different kinds of traditional knowledge systems. This study aims to understand how modernization and development of medical pluralism has affected the growth and significance of the local medical practices of Chakar Dhara village, a small village located in the Golaghat district of Assam. It also aims to unravel how in the era of cultural globalization, local medicine thrives for recognition. The study is based on field research through qualitative data collection, observation and sampling methods.