Alcoholics Anonymous: The Maoist Movement in Jharkhand, India*

  title={Alcoholics Anonymous: The Maoist Movement in Jharkhand, India*},
  author={Alpa Shah},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={1095 - 1117}
  • Alpa Shah
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract From millenarian movements to the spread of Hindu rightwing militancy, attacks on adivasi (or tribal) consumption of alcohol have gone hand-in-hand with the project of ‘civilizing the savage’. Emphasizing the agency and consciousness of adivasi political mobilization, subaltern studies scholarship has historically depicted adivasis as embracing and propelling these reformist measures, marking them as a challenge to the social structure. This paper examines these claims through an… Expand
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