Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev's A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia: PDF

By Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev

ISBN-10: 0415842638

ISBN-13: 9780415842631

ISBN-10: 0815373414

ISBN-13: 9780815373414

At the start of the twenty first century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug habit represent significant difficulties in numerous South Asian nations. The construction, circulate and intake of intoxicating components created (and replied to) social upheavals within the area and had common financial, political and cultural repercussions on a global point. This publication seems to be on the cultural, social, and monetary heritage of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the function that alcohol and medication have performed within the region.

The ebook explores the linkages among altering meanings of intoxicating components, the making of and contestations over colonial and nationwide regimes of legislation, economics, and practices and stories of intake. It exhibits the improvement of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – when it comes to politics, cultural norms and id formation – and how within which the background of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the heritage of recent empires and country states — even in a rustic within which a staunch teetotaller and energetic anti-drug crusader like Mohandas Gandhi is gifted because the ‘father of the nation’.

Primarily a ancient research, the e-book additionally contains views from glossy Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates advancements in South Asia in wider imperial and international contexts. it really is of curiosity to students engaged on the social and cultural heritage of alcohol and medication, South Asian stories and international History.

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