Author: Mary John
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186706089
Has there been a 'conspiracy of silence' regarding sexuality in India? This volume includes essays from eminent contributors interrogating this assumption.
From unraveling the Kamasutra (the text) to investigating Kamasutra (the condom), this volume includes essays on how sexuality has been framed by the law, within social movements, or has been the site for patrolled caste, ethnic or gender identities. Other essays analyze cinematic, televisual and literary representations of sexuality.
Prefaced by a detailed introductory overview, the essays use diverse perspectives to develop an understanding of the institutions, practices and forms of representation of sexual relations and their boundaries of legitimacy.