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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The police helped them by arresting some of the hooch makers and seizing the ration cards of others.

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

The start of this movement can be traced back to the women of Doobagunta. Article 47, under the Directive Principles of State Policy discusses prohibition.

Click here to sign up. Additionally, drinking in rural areas was divided along caste lines. A stigma persisted against it, especially within the forward castes and also among some groups of the backward classes.

Outcome of the women’s movement: Skip to main content. The women involved in this protest belonged to the poorer Dalit households. Log In Sign Up. After the third five-year plan there is no mention of prohibition in the subsequent plans. Akshara Jyoti was a post- literacy campaign, which encouraged the people to live with the dignity of labour, prevent arrack sales so that resources could be spent on educating the future generations. These centers became the forums where people discussed the problems that the village faced; the neo-literate women used this platform to communicate their problems and experiences with other women.

This was not a movement of the upper caste or wealthy women but of the lower-caste women who belonged to the class of landless agricultural laborers.


Arrack is rectified spirit, which is obtained by distilling fermented molasses. Log In Sign Up. A literature survey has been used to write this snti. At the end of this mission over 1. Remember me on this computer. Mmovement anti-arrack movement had its basis in a number of factors. Various sections of the society including political parties, MLAs, sarpanches, women groups and volunteers were engaged in this programme that was spearheaded by a Dalit Collector.

These agitations shaped the anti arrack movement in the state Q. As a result of the Green Revolution, sugar cane cultivation increased in India leading to an increase in sugar production and its byproduct, molasses.

Wage incomes of poor families were spent at various instances, entirely on the purchase of arrack. These reflections of this one movement tell movemeent how a simple social movement has complex facets, each with a different but logical story behind it. Men from Medepalli would sneak into watering holes in Mudigonda and return inebriated. Rama Rao, declared that if elected to power he would declare Total Prohibition.

Anti-Arrack Movements for Women in India

How did the anti-arrack movement originate. The people of Andhra Pradesh had been struggling against the sale of arrack or local liquor, which was being backed by a number of governments over a period of time. Click here to sign up. They were confronting the contractors ,Government officials and the very state machinery. The news spread fast and women of about villages got inspired and met together in meeting, passed resolution for imposing prohibition send them to the District Collector Reasons: Remember me on this computer.

The upper-caste women only lent passive support to these struggles. The anti-arrack movement started in Nellore district inand quickly spread to other parts of the state. It was only in the long run that women realised there was more to the issue than men drinking. Arrack consumption was a popular phenomenon only among the poor.


Word Count for the essay: Scholars who are acclaimed in their disciplines have authored these. They were illiterate, exploited by landlords, and targets of domestic and social violence. This was a movement by women against consumption of arrack by men of their village.

The State now does not promote the policy of prohibition. Enter the email address you signed up anit and we’ll email you a reset link. The poor rural women of the district initiated the movement. The cultural, historical, geographical, religious, political and other factors contribute to this diversity.

They suddenly arose in revolt against police officials, government officials, the Home Minister, and, in fact, the Chief Minister himself. Although this movement does not exemplify the feminist struggle but it did bring to the fore the complicated combinations in which gender and politics intermingle.

Many women even committed suicide to escape this daily torture. It was slowly removed in a phased and defensive manner. You must be logged in to post a comment.

Ban on alcoholism In AP witnessed a spontaneous mobilization of women demanding a ban on the sale of alcohol in their neighbourhood. The 73rd and 74th amendments have granted reservations to women in aarrack level political offices. This was a concentrated programme that lasted four months. InKerala also imposed ban on liquor within the state. Caste and class hierarchies are clearly evident in this movement.

This term project has been submitted by: The Andhra Pradesh Government did institute prohibition in the district of Guntur in on experimental basis.

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