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 numerous South Asian nations. The construction, move and intake of intoxicating ingredients created (and answered to) social upheavals within the quarter and had common financial, political and cultural repercussions on a world point. This ebook appears to be like on the cultural, social, and financial background 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 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 – by way of politics, cultural norms and id formation – and how during which the historical past of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the historical past of contemporary empires and state states — even in a rustic within 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 publication additionally contains views from sleek Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates advancements in South Asia in wider imperial and worldwide contexts. it truly is of curiosity to students engaged on the social and cultural background of alcohol and medicine, South Asian reviews 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