The word “tabiyat,” the common term in many Indian languages to refer to health, shares a similar meaning with the word “resilience.” It has a definition that extends far beyond medical implications.
“It encompasses psychological, spiritual health, and wellbeing in the broadest sense. . . .
It’s to do with the internal capacity rather than external agency or either medicine or a healer. It’s about the ability of the body and the mind to heal themselves, which is a theme throughout many different forms of medical and health practice in India.”