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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780197603031
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xii, 403 Seiten)
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als McHugh, James An unholy brew
    DDC: 394.1/30954
    Keywords: Drinking of alcoholic beverages-India ; Electronic books ; Indien ; Alkohol ; Geschichte ; Sanskrit ; Literatur ; Alkohol
    Abstract: The first book on alcohol in pre-modern India, An Unholy Brew: Alcohol in Indian History and Religions uses a wide range of sources from the Vedas to the Kamasutra to explore intoxicating drinks and styles of drinking, as well as sophisticated rationales for abstinence found in South Asia from the earliest Sanskrit written records through the second millennium CE.
    Abstract: Cover -- An Unholy Brew -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Aperitif: Surā, the Prototypical Liquor of India -- ROUND ONE DRINKS AND DRINKING -- Cup 1: Surā Made from Grains -- Cup 2: Sugarcane, Wine, Toddy, and Other Drinks -- Cup 3: Surā Brewing and Public Drinking -- Cup 4: Luxurious, Erotic Drinking in Literary Texts -- Cup 5: Drink, Health, and Disease in Āyurvedic Texts -- ROUND TWO DRINK AND RELIGION -- Cup 6: Drink in Ritual, Myths, and Epic -- Cup 7: The Filth of Grain and the Pain of Drink: Morality, Vice, and Law -- Cup 8: Surā Regained: Drink in Tantra -- Cup 9: Firewater and Corpse-​Reviver: Alcohol in Later Sanskrit Sources -- Digestif: What Do We Do about This Stuff That Makes Everything Go Awry? -- Appendix: Soma, Ancient Drugs, and Modern Scholars -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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