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Alcoholism and the Politics of Total Prohibition in Tamil Nadu State, India: A Historical and Sociological Overview

Gopalakrishnan, Karunanithi (2020) Alcoholism and the Politics of Total Prohibition in Tamil Nadu State, India: A Historical and Sociological Overview. Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 11 (1). pp. 127-147. DOI https://doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2020.1.6

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2020.1.6


Abstract

The consumption of alcohol in one form or other has prevailed throughout the history of the world. The first half of this paper deals with the sociocultural roots of alcoholism and drinking habits in ancient India, besides discussing its socioeconomic implications and impact on several areas of life. In the second half, it presents the history of the implementation and repeal of total prohibition in Tamil Nadu state against the backdrop of incumbent Dravidian political parties and a series of statewide anti-liquor protests during 2016 –2017.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Alcohol, alcoholism, prohibition, anti-liquor protest
Subjects:Sociology
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2020.1.6
ID Code:5912
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:25 Sep 2020 14:15
Last Modified:25 Sep 2020 14:15

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