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 number of South Asian nations. The construction, circulate and intake of intoxicating components created (and replied to) social upheavals within the zone and had common fiscal, political and cultural repercussions on a global point. This e-book seems to be on the cultural, social, and financial historical past of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the position that alcohol and medicine have performed within the region.
The ebook explores the linkages among altering meanings of intoxicating elements, the making of and contestations over colonial and nationwide regimes of legislation, economics, and practices and reports of intake. It exhibits 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 gear and alcohol is enmeshed within the historical past of contemporary empires and country 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 e-book additionally contains views from sleek Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates advancements in South Asia in wider imperial and worldwide contexts. it's of curiosity to students engaged on the social and cultural heritage of alcohol and medicine, South Asian experiences and worldwide 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