Now known for strict conservatism, India was the birthplace of erotica, famed for its sensual literature and carvings. Andrew Buncombe looks at a modern expression of an ancient urge. In The Independent, UK:
India’s cultural gifts to the world include the Kama Sutra and the sexually charged carvings that lure and intrigue tourists at Khajuraho. But the country’s reputation today is as a much more conservative, buttoned-up society where couples risk opprobrium even for something as chaste as daring to hold hands in public.
Little surprise then, perhaps, at the roaring success of 21st century India’s most recent contribution to the world of eroticism. The country’s first online pornographic comic book strip is luring tens of thousands of internet viewers, who are logging on for a daily dose of stimulation and humour courtesy of the buxom Savita Bhabhi.
And here’s the latest: Andrew Buncombe has an update on the creators of the cartoon strip: “[They] are second generation Indians. (The American slang gave it away.) I now also suspect, because of the times that the emails were sent to me, that the authors do not even live in India.”
Previously on AW: The Bhabhi chronicles