Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 November 2021

408 Pages | Yes


ISBN: 9780199375943

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An Unholy Brew

Alcohol in Indian History and Religions

James McHugh

  • First comprehensive book about the history of alcohol in India
  • A seminal reference work for specialists and non-specialists, it clearly describes the many types of alcoholic drink made in early India as well as some drugs (betel and cannabis)
  • Explains the varied attitudes to alcohol and drugs in Indian religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism