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 numerous South Asian nations. The creation, circulate and intake of intoxicating elements created (and spoke back to) social upheavals within the sector and had frequent monetary, political and cultural repercussions on a global point. This publication seems to be on the cultural, social, and fiscal 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 rules, economics, and practices and stories of intake. It exhibits the advance of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – by way of politics, cultural norms and identification formation – and how during which the background of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the heritage of contemporary empires and kingdom 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 historic research, the booklet additionally contains views from glossy 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 reviews and worldwide History.

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