By Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev
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, stream and intake of intoxicating ingredients created (and spoke back to) social upheavals within the sector and had frequent financial, political and cultural repercussions on a world point. This publication appears to be like on the cultural, social, and fiscal historical past of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the position that alcohol and medicine have performed within the region.
The publication 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 historical past of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the heritage of contemporary empires and state 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 sleek Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates advancements in South Asia in wider imperial and international contexts. it's 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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A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia: Intoxicating Affairs (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) by Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev