New PDF release: A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia:

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 a variety of South Asian international locations. The creation, move and intake of intoxicating components created (and answered to) social upheavals within the zone and had frequent financial, political and cultural repercussions on a global point. This booklet seems to be on the cultural, social, and monetary heritage of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the position that alcohol and medication have performed within the region.



The booklet explores the linkages among altering meanings of intoxicating ingredients, the making of and contestations over colonial and nationwide regimes of rules, economics, and practices and reviews of intake. It indicates the advance of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – when it comes to politics, cultural norms and identification formation – and how during which the historical past of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the heritage of recent empires and kingdom 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 ebook additionally contains views from sleek 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 medicine, South Asian stories and international History.

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