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Certain parts of Kamasutra go against women’s security

Certain segments of Vatsyayana's 2,000-year-old Kamasutra go against the concept of women's security besides encouraging ideas that have resulted in treatment of women as "objects", author K.R. Indira said on Sunday. "Kamasutra teaches that a man can forcefully have sex with a woman and then marry her. This is against the concept of women's security.\n

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28th January 2013 04:33

Alessia Valenza

"The text has been practised for thousands of years and passed down generation…such ideas encourage treatment of woman as an object," said the author of ‘Sthraina kaamasuthram’, a rewriting on Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra with a critique’s view. She, alongside author-diplomat Pavan Varma, was speaking at a session titled ‘Reimagining the Kamasutra’ at the Jaipur Literature Festival.  Read the full story