By Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev

At the start of the twenty first century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug habit represent significant difficulties in a variety of South Asian international locations. The construction, movement and intake of intoxicating ingredients created (and spoke back to) social upheavals within the zone and had common financial, political and cultural repercussions on a global point. This e-book appears to be like on the cultural, social, and monetary 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 law, economics, and practices and reports of intake. It indicates the advance of present meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – when it comes to politics, cultural norms and identification formation – and how during which the background of substances and alcohol is enmeshed within the historical past of contemporary empires and kingdom states — even in a rustic within 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 publication additionally contains views from glossy Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates advancements in South Asia in wider imperial and international contexts. it really is of curiosity to students engaged on the social and cultural background of alcohol and medication, South Asian reports and worldwide History.

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