Prohibition in Bihar causes mayhem

Story begins with a lower caste hamlet that had made its living fermenting the fruit of the mahout tree.  Rural women led the fight for prohibition.  More than 14,000 men have been jailed since April.

“India ranked third on a list of 40 nations in terms of rising alcohol consumption between 1992 and 2012.”

One of India’s most-populous states recently banned alcohol. Mayhem ensued.

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