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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 250-255

Indian concepts on sexuality


1 Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and J.N.M. Hospital, WBUHS, Kalyani, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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Kaustav Chakraborty
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and J.N.M. Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.105546

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India is a vast country depicting wide social, cultural and sexual variations. Indian concept of sexuality has evolved over time and has been immensely influenced by various rulers and religions. Indian sexuality is manifested in our attire, behavior, recreation, literature, sculptures, scriptures, religion and sports. It has influenced the way we perceive our health, disease and device remedies for the same. In modern era, with rapid globalization the unique Indian sexuality is getting diffused. The time has come to rediscover ourselves in terms of sexuality to attain individual freedom and to reinvest our energy to social issues related to sexuality.



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