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Encyclopaedia of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotripic Substances (In 3 Volumes)

Giri Raj Shah (Author)
Synopsis Today drug abuse and drug trafficking have assumed serious proportions all over the world and perhaps no country is free from their evil effects. The necessity to make an indepth study of narcotic drugs and theaspects of its use and abuse is necessitated due to the global ramification of drug abuse and horrors of future shock. We can drugs into categories Narcotic Drugs (Natural Drugs) and Psychotropic Substances (Synthetic Drugs). Dr. Shah has divided this timely study into three volumes, namely, Ecstasy and Agony: Drugs’ Dangerous Dimensions and Tobacco Smoking and Indian Initiative. Ecstasy and Agony: In this volume author has chiefly thrown; light on these aspects: History of opium drug, Drugs in literature, Identification of drugs, Hallucinogens, Stimulants, Depressants, Heroin: use and abuse, Cannabis: Use and abuse, Cocaine: use and abuse. Youth and drug addiction, Drugs and sports, AIDS and intravenous drug abuse, Drugs as the instigating agent for crime. Drugs, Dangerous Dimensions and Tobacco Smoking: The different dimensions of this volume are: The Golden Angle, Asian drug epidemic, International phenomenon of narcotic smuggling, land of drug dons-Colombia, Pakistan nexus and narcotic nucleus, Indian connection, Strange smugglers and dubious destination. Money laundering, Narcotics and terrorism. The organization of law enforcement, Prison and Drug control, Socio-medical strategies, United States’ war on drugs, Regional and international cooperation. Hazards of Tobacco smoking. Indian Initiative: The salient features of this volume are: Anti-drug measures in India. Measures against illicit traffic, Legislation for eradicating drug abuse, Preventive procedure under NDPS, Act 1985. Rules of all States and Union Territories of India. Latest information, well-knitted text, informative appendices and beautiful photographs enhance the value of this encyclopaedia.
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About the author

Giri Raj Shah

Dr. Giri Raj Shah, a distinguished police officer and writer, did his M.A. in History and Law and was inducted in the Indian Police Service in 1972. He was posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Bareilly and Unnao Districts. He was promoted as Supdt. Of Police/Commandant and was posted at Fatehgarh at a time when it was reeling under the impact of Alwar gang. After Fatehgarh he had brief halt at Lucknow and then moved on to Bareilly. He is Director of Uttarakhand Sodh Sansthan and is a life member of Royal Geographical Society, London. He has won a number of awards including the Govind Ballabh Pant Piuraskar instituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Hindi Sahitya Sammelan Golden Jubilee Award, Samagra Sahitya Puraskar of Hindi Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh and International Kusum Kumari Award. He has published twenty books since the publication of his first book India Rediscovered.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotripic Substances (In 3 Volumes)
Author Giri Raj Shah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 812120545X
length xii+406p.; xiv+407-882p.; xiv+883-1276p., Tables; Reference; Glossary: Appendices; Plates; Index; 29cm.