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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 quite a few South Asian nations. The construction, circulate and intake of intoxicating components created (and answered to) social upheavals within the zone and had frequent financial, political and cultural repercussions on a world point. This booklet appears to be like on the cultural, social, and monetary background of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the function that alcohol and medicine have performed within the region.

The e-book 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 exhibits the improvement of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – when it comes to politics, cultural norms and id formation – and how during which the historical past of gear and alcohol is enmeshed within the historical past of contemporary empires and country states — even in a rustic during 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 comprises views from sleek Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates advancements in South Asia in wider imperial and worldwide contexts. it really is of curiosity to students engaged on the social and cultural background of alcohol and medication, South Asian reports and international History.

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