Episode 161: The History of Desire in India

We may be a sexually repressed country today, but it wasn’t always like this. Madhavi Menon joins Amit Varma in episode 161 of The Seen and the Unseen to elaborate on the infinite variety of our desires all through history.

Also check out:
1. Infinite Variety — Madhavi Menon
2. Madhavi Menon’s Amazon page.
3. Masala Shakespeare — Jonathan Gil Harris
4. The Seven Basic Plots — Christopher Booker
5. The Ascetic of Desire — Sudhir Kakar
6. Early Indians — Tony Joseph
7. Early Indians — Episode 112 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Tony Joseph)
8. Being Gay, Loving Books — Episode 141 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vivek Tejuja)
9. It is Immoral to Have Children. Here’s Why — Amit Varma
10. Everybody Lies — Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
11. The Truth About Ourselves — Amit Varma
12. Lihaaf — Ismat Chugtai
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