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Heitmeyer, Carolyn and Simpson, Edward (2014) 'The culture of prohibition in Gujarat, India.' In: Fischer-Tine, Harald and Tschurenev, Jana, (eds.), A history of alcohol and drugs in modern South Asia: Intoxicating affairs. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 203-218. (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)

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The idea of Gujarat conjures a number of often contradictory and paradoxical images. This is certainly true for the well-known comparison of the region’s Gandhian past with modern branding of politicized Hinduism). It is also true in the relation between the forces of altruism and egoism which are evident in much of the state’s history. In this chapter, a focus on the role of drink and drinking in the region also brings to light the many paradoxical facets of Gujarati society, ideas and history.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISBN: 9780415842631
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 12:12

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