ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Intoxication as a Social Evil-Anti-Alcohol Movement in Uttarakhand

Anti-Alcohol Movement in Uttarakhand Shekhar Pathak The present anti-alcohol movement in Uttarakhand radically differs from earlier attempts to combat alcoholism. Although liquor remains the primary focus, the movement recognises the social system in which intoxication operates. While alcoholism is the means by which state commercialisation has sapped the vitality of the hill society, it is only a symptom of the deeper malaise of predatory capitalist 'development'. There has been a consistent attempt to understand alcohol as a social phenomenon.

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