By Sylvia Tamale
A groundbreaking publication, available yet scholarly, by means of African activists. It uses research, existence tales, and creative expression—including essays, case reviews, poetry, information clips, songs, fiction, memoirs, letters, interviews, brief movie scripts, and photographs—to research dominant and deviant sexualities and examine the intersections among intercourse, strength, masculinities, and femininities. It also opens an area, really for youth, to contemplate African sexualities in numerous methods.
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By about 1000 CE, it had evolved into two versions, one for Northern and another for Southern India and there were also regional variations (2, p. 105). The Mahabharata describes the war of the Bharatas but has many digressions including details of the moral values of Hinduism. The Bhagavad Gita is its best-known part and was originally a separate book (8). It relates a dialogue between Arjuna, the hero, and Krishna, his charioteer who reveals himself as the Supreme Being. The heroine is Draupadi who is married to the five Pandava brothers and is portrayed as a woman of great strength, complexity and intellect (15, p.
Many young children died or their health was severely compromised, as was that of their children. In 1890, eleven-year-old Phulmonee died after 13 hours of profuse bleeding following marital rape. Her husband was not punished (26, p. 210). A Dacca paper of 1875 reported that an ‘elderly man had beaten his child wife to death when she refused to go to bed with him’ (26, p. 210): the jury let him off with a light sentence. ). Medico-legal data in 1872 reported that there were 205 recorded cases of child deaths from sexual violation and this only included reported cases.
193). All Orthodox Hindus avoid alcohol. The Modern Period Changes in Hinduism after 1800 CE reflect the influence of Western civilization. Particularly important during this time was Ram Mohan Roy (1772–1833), a Bengali Brahman who was ‘committed to improving the position of women’ (17, p. 33). He studied Christianity, translated the Upanishads and other works and founded the Brahmo Samaj movement, a reform Hindu church. Another reform group was Arya Samaj founded by Dayanand Saraswati (1824– 1883) who rejected image worship, sacrifice and polytheism.
African Sexualities: A Reader by Sylvia Tamale