Participatory Action Research on Alcoholism and Bonded Labor in Times of Prohibition in India
Nanda, Rituu B.
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The research presented in this article examines whether participatory action research methods can transform violent, stigmatising approaches to alcohol consumption in marginalised communities into community-owned, evidence-informed, non-violent harm reduction approaches. In both locations’ alcohol consumption is a highly stigmatised public secret. Bihar has banned alcohol production and consumption. Tamil Nadu alcohol consumption is frowned upon while sales are an important source of revenue for the state.