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Saint Nihal Singh, "Dry" America: An Object-Lesson to India

Published in Madras in 1921, St. Nihal Singh's "Dry" America: An Object-Lesson to India is a study of prohibition in the United States. Singh writes in favor of prohibition, claiming that such policies would mean "greater individual and national efficiency" for India. Much of the study, however, tracks the infractions that came out of prohibition. Singh insists on its efficacy for national self-determination: "The present is the right moment for us to undertake such a task, because Indians, irrespective of their political differences, are determined to seize every opportunity to regain for India the primacy of position which she once occupied in the comity of nations."

Reflections on America

Date: 1921
Subject(s): Prohibition
Language: English
Creator: Saint Nihal Singh
Contributor: Cathleyne St. Nihal Singh
Publisher: Ganesh & Co.
Location: Chennai, India

Item History: 2011-10-12 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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