I finished reading this book last week & I am still trying to wrap my head around it. It's so beautifully written, well researched & breaks so many misconceptions that we have about desire & sexuality in India.
Today, we are learning from the East to accept homosexuality but we have forgotten that with our rich culture & heritage India has also been a home to multiple desires.
There are temples in India with explicit sexual carvings on the walls, dargahs where two men lovers are buried together, a history of polygamous marriages, mythological stories about desire in Gods, even Kamasutra was written here!! Through this book the author has tried to enlighten the readers about this history & navigate through centuries, geography & philosophy of this country. The topics are wide spread from yoga to pan, from dargahs to temples, history behind makeup, insights from Manusmriti & Kamasutra, movies to everyday lives of people.
Absolute delight, lucid, funny and brilliantly written!