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The Moral Birds and Bees: Sex and marriage, properly understood
In the England of the Forties, when my parents were courting, terms like "moral," "decent," and "clean living" applied primarily to sexual behavior.... (Continue Reading)
Does feminism have universal relevance? The challenges posed by Oriya Hindu family practices
INTRODUCTION FEMINIST ACTIVISTS working in India today are both troubled and puzzled by their apparent inability to mobilize Hindu women.1 Why, they ask themselves, have they been relatively ineffec... (Continue Reading)
India's wonderful secret: a journey through Orissa
When was the last time you said "Wow!" and meant it? I mean, really meant it'? If it's been a while, or if you can't remember, maybe it's high time you head for Orissa. "Where?"... (Continue Reading)
Influences of culture on Asian Americans' sexuality - Statistical Data Included
Asian Americans comprise a population group that is characterized by an enormous demographic, historical, and cultural heterogeneity, yet Asian Americans ...... (Continue Reading)
A family's progress in Mauritius
'TAKE a look at this family portrait', the Indian Ocean computer scientist told me. 'It's my father, as a child, with his parents and eight brothers ...... (Continue Reading)
Ethnic outsider as the ultimate insider: the paradox of Verghese's My Own Country
In 1994, in the midst of the United States' painful and searching engagement with AIDS, Abraham Verghese's first memoir, My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS... (Continue Reading)
Understanding human ambivalence about sex: the effects of stripping sex of meaning
We offer a theoretical perspective to provide insight into why people are ambivalent about sex and why cultures regulate sex and attach symbolic meaning ...... (Continue Reading)
Before the rot set in
WHITE MUGHALS: LOVE AND BETRAYAL IN EIGHTEENTHCENTURY INDIA by William Dalrymple HarperCollins, 20, pp. 580, ISBN 0002256762 The South Park Street cemetery ...... (Continue Reading)
Religious liberty in Pakistan: Law, reality, and perception (a brief synopsis)
I. INTRODUCTION1 In order to understand the current status of religious liberty in Pakistan, it is helpful to look at the major laws that bear on the ...... (Continue Reading)
Crossing cultural boundaries: Indian matriarchs & sisters in service
GENDER AS A CROSS CULTURAL CATEGORY AND INDIAN FEMINISM The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the acceleration of movements directed towards social justice in Europe and Asia. One of... (Continue Reading)