© Media Watch 8 (3) 355-365, 2017
ISSN 0976-0911 e-ISSN 2249-8818
Need for Personal Space: Legalizing Pornography in India
SATYAKI DATTA, RASANANDA PANDA & SAURABH DAS MICA-The School of Ideas, India
India though being the birthplace of the ancient science of sex, it is really a matter of shame that the post British India, considers it a taboo, to talk and discuss it in the public. Like many other ancient scriptures and technologies that were all initiated by India, but are now used and further developed by the western world, India, in this case too only boasts itself of having just invented this, but, with little implications in their modern life. Like the Vedas, Upansihadas, Ayurveda, Yoga, Mathematics, Kamasutra or the science of sex, had also developed in this part of the world first, but, is considered obscene in present day India. What is even more insane is that there are numerous, monuments, buildings of the ancient and medieval history still present in this country, which openly depicts sex in the form of sculptures and paintings, and are popular tourist destinations, but watching the same over electronic media has been labelled illicit.
Keywords: Pornography, Internet, legal, social taboo, sex
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Satyaki Datta is currently a PhD aspirant in management sciences discipline. He was formerly associated with MICA –The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad as a research associate in the business management area. His academic interest lies in the field of marketing, branding, consumer behavior and social issues.
Dr. Rasananda Panda is a professor of Economics at MICA. Ahmedabad. He now holds a career in academics and consultancy of 23 years, serving various esteemed organizations like IIM-Ahmedabad; PDPU, Gandhi Nagar to the Government of Gujarat, India. His academic and research interest are in the domain of macroeconomic policy, political economy and behavioral economics
Saurabh Das is a doctoral student at MICA and currently he is working on populism and communication and electoral politics in Indian state of Gujarat.