Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Get access

Madness (Unmāda)
(5,370 words)

The term unmāda designates a serious mental illness, and it is acknowledged or discussed in various genres of Sanskrit literature. The condition was recognized as a serious problem for the affected individual, the social network of relatives, friends and day-to-…

Cite this page
Weiss, Mitchell G., “Madness (Unmāda)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000203>
First published online: 2018



▲   Back to top   ▲