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By Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev

At the start of the twenty first century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug dependancy represent significant difficulties in a variety of South Asian nations. The creation, movement and intake of intoxicating components created (and replied to) social upheavals within the zone and had frequent fiscal, political and cultural repercussions on a world 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 medicine 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 reports of intake. It indicates the improvement of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – by way of politics, cultural norms and id formation – and how during which the heritage of gear and alcohol is enmeshed within the historical past of recent empires and state states — even in a rustic during which a staunch teetotaller and lively anti-drug crusader like Mohandas Gandhi is gifted because the ‘father of the nation’.

Primarily a historic research, the booklet additionally comprises views from smooth 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 historical past of alcohol and medication, South Asian stories and worldwide History.

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