Marie Michael Library


Anti-Liquor Movement in Pannimala: A Case Study


37:30 min.

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VHS; Spoken in Malayalam.


Pannimala used to be a notorious centre for liquor brewing and terrorism. During the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, almost three-fourths of the total population in Pannimala was involved in the anti-social activity. The crime rate rose dramatically. Having no alternative, the poor villagers, mostly women, united to eliminate illicit-brewing. They organised rallies, conducted awareness-building campaigns, led police-station marches and conducted joint raids with the help of police for liberation of the area. Video was donated by former Coady graduate, Kumari J. Geetha.