Concerning Kamasutras: Challenging Narratives of History and Sexuality

  title={Concerning Kamasutras: Challenging Narratives of History and Sexuality},
  author={Jyoti Puri},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={603 - 639}
  • J. Puri
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
History and colonialism arose together in India. As India was introduced to history, it was also stripped of a meaningful past; it became a historyless society brought into the age of History. The flawed nature of history’s birth in India was not lost on the nationalists who pressed the nation-state’s claim to the age of history. . . . Consequently, history, flawed at birth, has lived an embattled life in India. —Prakash 1992, 17 
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