top of page

 The impure Gaze

If you need or like to see more pictures, please contact the author

The stigma of leprosy in India, Camdbodia and The Philippines

In this old story  is reflected the stigma suffered by the “hansenites”, since  the beginning of times, those affected by one of the  most forgotten and hidden diseases by  human beings:  leprosy.
The origins are not very clare, it’ s probably in  India, where we can find the first authentic description  of  leprosy, where it  was named "Kushta" word that comes from "kushnati" that means “to be corroded” in Sanskrit. The settlings, invasions and migrations,  spreading, undoubtedly, the above mentioned disease all over the world.

bottom of page