UNIT 4 ANTI-ARRACK MOVEMENT. Structure. Aims and Purpose. Introduction. The Movement: How it Began. Other Initiatives against Arrack. Anti-Arrack Movements for Women in India! Women have been in the forefront of movements against liquor-related social evils. Women in Patad village in Uttar. Anti-Arrack movement. Year:(September and October) Place:Andhra Pradesh Purpose: Ban on alcoholism. In AP witnessed a spontaneous.

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Skip to main content. Nevertheless, in recent times arrack has been banned by various states like Karnataka15 and Kerala. Another factor that motivated women to start the movement was the death of a number of villagers due to imbibing illicit moovement.

From anti-arrack to total prohibition: the women’s movement in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Nonetheless, this was not a feminist struggle even though it led to the self-empowerment of these women. Jayamma, a resident of Bandarupalli had been driven to 8 suicide twice because of constant abuse at the hands of her husband. These centers became the forums where people discussed the problems that the village faced; the mvoement women used this platform to communicate their problems and experiences with other women.

Many women were arrested and cases filed against them. However, rather than these steps being taken or prohibition being imposed, it was lifted during this period from all states except Gujarat. They suddenly arose in revolt against police officials, government officials, the Home Minister, and, in fact, the Chief Minister himself.


Illicit liquor trade increased by manifold and the government thought it best to roll back prohibition policies.

Women formed squads in the village and kept a vigil round the clock to ensure that no arrack entered the village through the arrack contractors or the excise department. A literature survey has been used to write this essay. After the third arrqck plan there is no mention of prohibition in the subsequent plans.

You must be logged in to post a comment. They had a simple demand of no selling and drinking of liquor in the village. No doubt, the movement could not maintain its momentum and continue to exert pressure on the state.

This aspect has been briefly enumerated in this essay. Women were finding it difficult to board buses, wash clothes in the pond, and move around freely in the village. Government and arrack Through out the agitation,Government took a stand that it arrzck revenue from arrack to carry out welfare activities especially providing Rs.

Castewise, drinking was distasteful.

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Caste and class hierarchies are clearly evident in this movement. These probably inspired women to fight for their rights. The income generated from the production and sale of arrack anyi the state was too large for the governments to take any steps to stop its production or sale.

There was a reduction of domestic violence, increase in savings.


Anti-Arrack Movements for Women in India

When this did not happen many movement arose. The Movement Against Rape in Movejent. These movements helped in increasing social awareness about women’s questions. Given magisterial powers to deal with boot leggers.

The cultural, historical, geographical, religious, political and other factors contribute to this diversity. This simple demand brought forth an agitation involving thousands of women and spread into the urban areas and turned into a movement. The molasses is diverted to making arrack. A joint Action Committee formed. A person could drink throughout the day in the confines of his house. Women in Patad village in Uttar Pradesh launched an anti-liquor movement. This affected the family as zrrack as the economy.

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Movekent, drinking of arrack or toddy by scheduled castes or tribes was not frowned upon and consequently, majority of the arrack consumers were the poorest of the poor who belonged either to the scheduled castes or the scheduled tribes.

This was a movement by women against consumption of arrack by men of their village. As time passed, this drinking increased in quantity, and men started drinking more and more.