Indian society has a paradoxical relationship with sex. On the one hand, you have the enchanting legacy of erotic art and the Kamasutra. After five years of looking for relationships on dating apps, she began using them only for hook-ups a year ago. Yet, Cherry, like many sexually liberated women on dating apps, is reluctant to engage confidently with the very hook-up culture these apps are supposed to enable. Otherwise guys get cocky. Nonetheless, most popular matchmaking apps are designed based on the context that cis-het white people tend to occupy, which is removed from Indian settings and their idiosyncrasies.
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The shopping and entertainment Disneytown zone, plus a park and hotel in the same complex, will resume partial operation. Jain welcomed Prime Minister Modi, who will speak at the Summit today. He lauded measures like the proposed listing of LIC and the scrapping of the dividend distribution tax DDT among other measures introduced by the government in this year's budget. Being married carries along with it the right of maintenance, right of inheritance, a right to own joint bank accounts, etc. But what about the rights of same sex couples who wish to be together? Can the Special Marriages Act be made gender neutral?
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How British authorities and Indian intellectuals developed ideas about deviant female sexuality to control and organize modern society in India. In Indian Sex Life , Durba Mitra shows how deviant female sexuality, particularly the concept of the prostitute, became foundational to this knowledge project and became the primary way to think and write about Indian society. Bringing together vast archival materials from diverse disciplines, Mitra reveals that deviant female sexuality was critical to debates about social progress and exclusion, caste domination, marriage, widowhood and inheritance, women's performance, the trafficking of girls, abortion and infanticide, industrial and domestic labor, indentured servitude, and ideologies about the dangers of Muslim sexuality. British authorities and Indian intellectuals used the concept of the prostitute to argue for the dramatic reorganization of modern Indian society around Hindu monogamy. Mitra demonstrates how the intellectual history of modern social thought is based in a dangerous civilizational logic built on the control and erasure of women's sexuality.