Ira was able to cover Her book covers light hearted and serious matters alike ranging from a comical xperience of trying to buy sex toys in Connaught Place to disturbing accounts of young couples fleeing for their lives because they married outside their communities In its pages we re introduced to a variety of characters from the poster boy for gay rights in Mumbai to high society matchmakers in Delhi to a live in couple who just moved in togetherIf there s one criticism I have of this book it s that occasionally it s a little too long and detailed and the narrative can get dull surprising given the raciness of some of the topics discussed That said the biggest accomplishment for me is that Ira Trivedi has been able to start a conversation forcing us as readers to consider the inherent hypocrisy in our approach to sex and marriage as Indians and urging us to be transparent and honest with ourselves moving forward It was a great read and I d strongly recommend it to any Indian who s interested in being better
informed about our own country Prior to reading this book I bumped about our own country Prior to reading this book I bumped an article on ancient marriage According to Veda marriage is called as a union between masculine and feminine ntity with firm commitment to Dharma Arth A good attempt at talking about some entity with firm commitment to Dharma Arth A good attempt at talking about some vital aspects concerning our so called society And good amount of research done goo with peppy anecdotes Yet this book could have been much shorter A good hundred pages at least Except for a short section on the matrilinear social structure of the Khasis in Meghalaya I didn t find anything novel or uniue in Trivedi s work With a brief probably an idea sold to her by Aleph of having to cover the sexual revolution taking place in modern India Trivedi covers all the usual topics that such a daunting subject calls for Temple rotica check violence against women check Section 377 check sexologists check live in in India check arranged marriages check theme based weddings check prostitution check open marriage check swinger clubs check and the list goes on After a while the book became tedious Candid discussions with a cross section of our friends will reveal about the changing social s of our country than this book does A brilliant book very well researched and provides deep insights into not just marriage and sex but also the cultural changes India is going through The facts and figures mentioned in the book am sure would take anyone by surprise Excellent Read Trivedi s book is a painstaking and detailed documentation consisting of than 500 interviews to understand changing sexual ideas of India Her book starts off with some wonderful xplanation of the sexual symbolism of Ram and Sita and Radha and Krishna Her account of the Kamakhya Devi Temple in Guwahait that is shaped like a vagina is vivid and fascinating Ira writes best when she is providing a mythological and historical reference to a particular story in the book But sadly that is where the charm of the book also #Ends Ira Meanders Off Into Her Interviews #Ira meanders off into her interviews are ntertaining to read but do not offer any new insight or unknown about love and sex are being perceived in modern day India These stories abound by the dozen in newspapers and on television and it makes for forced rea. Here the Supreme Court shocked wide sections of society with its ruling on Article 377 that re criminalized homosexuality; and delves into history One Ticket To Texas economics and sociology to try and understand how the nation that gave the world the Kamasutra could have become a closed repressed society with a shockingly high incidence of rape and violence against women the dark underside to the greater sexual freedom that men and women in our cities have begun tonjoy todayTrivedi goes deep into one of the most Helpmate enduring institutions of Indian society marriage and investigates how it is faring in modern times She interviews marriage brokers astrologers lawyers relationship counsellors ‘love commandos’ parents and nervous young brides and grooms am. This is the first book that I read read that deals with the theme as mentioned in the title The title speaks for the book the narrative style is really interesting The topic which is important in thera where the globalisation impact of IT and the social cultural aspects that are changing with values this
book to meto me to know the path of Indian society I don t know how mediocrity becomes bestsellerFirst of all there are no new insights Whatever is Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy etched in public memory is repeated Exception is being shown as mainstreamg Nirbhaya Rape Erotic sculpture on temples Whatever is known by a common man is described in unnecessary details g Matrimonial sites arranged marriage and so on She identifies the contradictions and schizophrenia in Indian psyche about sexuality but doesn t move beyond that Added to it her condescending attitude toward the subject she is broaching makes it bad read Unnecessary judgemental descriptions about attire and mindset of Indians she is interviewing is there The topic is so much relevant and important that she could have made it a
great ndeavour If only she probed the Indian psyche it s confusionsendeavour If only she probed the Indian psyche it s confusions the way it reconciles modernity and traditional Instead she indulges in surface level scratching of known to Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader everyone factual detailsHowever there are sporadic flashes of insights in some of the research work she cites interviews and references to mythology As a young Indian woman I found this to be one of the most important books I ve read in recent times It may not be the best written book I ve come across It s not critically acclaimed or award winning And now it has no provocative pictures or titillating content But I must reiterate It is one of the most IMPORTANT books I have readI say this because chapter by painstaking chapter Ira Trivedi addresses topics that unfortunately we don t discuss as openly as we should in India Topics like sexuality promiscuity sexducation arranged marriage love marriage dating and how our views on all of the above and are rapidly changing from one generation to the next It s a conversation starter in a country that thus far has insisted on keeping mum on these crucial topics topics that affect millions of Indians Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead every single dayTrivedi builds her book on three key axes research and statistics interviews withxperts or specialists in particular fields and her own personal Bryozoan Evolution experiences I started the book skeptical that hers would be a primarily urbane account of the subject and to some degree perhaps it is but her discussions turned out to be comprehensive and wide ranging than Ixpected I was continually impressed with the lengths she went to to tell this story from approaching massage providers as a fake customer to get interviews with the girls providing the service to visiting dance bars in old Delhi to fraternizing with college students to learn about their sexual preferences there s little she didn t take on I also thought she did a great job of highlighting the inherent duality and hypocrisy that our society carries around all matters SEXUAL ON THE ONE HAND IT On the one hand it in our history and religion on the other it s taboo and not to be discussed Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) even among parents and their childrenWhat was most impressive though was how much ground. India in Love Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century is a ground breaking look at the sexual revolution that is beginning to sweep through urban India Bestselling author Ira Trivedi travelled from Shillong in the northeast to Chennai in the south Konark in theast to Mumbai in the west and over a dozen other cities and towns in order to gain unprecedented insights into how the nation has sex gets married and falls in and out of love in the 21st centuryThe book xplores the sexual proclivities and mating habits of young Indians on college campuses and in offices; xamines the changing face of Indian pornography and prostitution specially the world of high class hookers; probes the oppression the LGBT community faces in a nation .