New PDF release: A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia:

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 international locations. The construction, movement and intake of intoxicating components created (and spoke back to) social upheavals within the area and had common monetary, political and cultural repercussions on a global point. This e-book seems on the cultural, social, and financial historical past of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the position that alcohol and medication have performed within the region.

The booklet explores the linkages among altering meanings of intoxicating elements, the making of and contestations over colonial and nationwide regimes of law, economics, and practices and reports of intake. It indicates the advance of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – by way of politics, cultural norms and identification formation – and how during which the heritage of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the heritage of recent 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 old research, the e-book additionally comprises views from smooth 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 medicine, South Asian stories and worldwide History.

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