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Drinking in Ancient India

by Dr. Jyotsna Kamat
First Online: August 16, 2000
Last Updated: May 09, 2017


Brewing and drinking of various liquors was developed into an art in ancient India, although the Smrutis (sacred texts)  considered consuming alcohol (sura) as a great sin. Dr. Kamat presented a paper on drinking habits of ancient and medieval southern Indians (Drinking in Ancient Karnataka) at the  Karnataka History Academy Conference held at Hampi 8th July - 10th July 2000.

We have added pictures of drinking bouts from other parts of India for this Internet presentation.

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Drinking Couple -- Sculpture from a Stupa in SanchiThe Connoisseur Wining his MateWining the WomanMan Offering a Drink to his PartnerEnhancement of Intimacy through a Drink
Have One More Sip!Bottoms up!A drink transforms him into a philosopher!Women chatting over a bowl of alcoholMen Enjoying Wine and Women
She had a drink too much!A Servant Serving Wine to LoversTapping Toddy from a Palm TreeA Lady Carrying Toddy (homemade wine) in an Earthen PotToddy (home-made wine) being loaded in a leather pouch
Seductress with a wine glassLady with a Drinking BowlDemons Engaged in a Feast

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