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PEM: The World of Drinking in Early India

  • Bent Water Brewing Co. 180 Commercial St., Unit 18 Lynn, MA 01905 (map)

7:00 pm | Bent Water Brewing Company | 180 Commercial Street, No. 18 | Lynn, MA | $10 | Tickets available at

Did people drink alcohol in ancient and early medieval India? What did they drink? What sorts of religious prohibitions and legal regulations were present? Did teetotallers have other options? Join Siddhartha Shah, Peabody Essex Museum's Curator of Indian and South Asian Art, and Sanskrit scholar James McHugh for an accessible introduction to the world of drinking (and abstinence) in early India, including some recipes for the most ancient drink, sura, made from grains.

Ticket purchase includes one pour of sura.

Earlier Event: August 17
Live Music: Turning Point
Later Event: August 22
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