Talk:Sexuality in India

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Pics for improvment[edit]

Originally added by Vastu:

M. Gandhi's influence[edit]

Wasn't Mohandas Gandhi the ultimate prude? The dude didn't even think it was OK to have sex with his own wife!

I realize Gandhi made a huge contribution to the anti-colonial struggle, but there were some things he didn't liberate at all. If the Establishment is still stuck in the Victorian Age in certain ways, isn't some of it Gandhi's fault? LADave (talk) 05:52, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

He has written in his book "my experiments with truth" that he always felt pangs of guilty feeling to recall the fact when he was humping his wife when someone knocked his door to tell him that his mother has died. No one really liked him when he was alive..but everyone uses him and his name even now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

@LADave: The paragraph describes how Gandhi talked about sexuality, but not about the "impact" or influence. I think it should be removed completely from the article. @Rollingcontributor and Mz7: requestion your opinions —usernamekiran (talk) 23:33, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm unfamiliar with this subject so I do not have any strong opinions. Mz7 (talk) 23:45, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
@Usernamekiran: Definitely doesn't seem to describe the impact it had. May not be appropriate to the article. RoCo(talk) 20:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Okay. Anyways it is tagged with this:

This article's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. (June 2010) This article needs additional citations for verification. (March 2010) This article possibly contains original research. (October 2007) This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards. (June 2010)

So I guess I will exclude this para while I rewrite the entire article. —usernamekiran (talk) 03:54, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Revision of April 5, 2017[edit]

Hi, As per the request made on June 2010 for rewriting the entire article, I have done it so. During the re-write of the article, there were many issues which couldnt be mentioned in the edit summary, so i will address them here:

  • In all, I didnt add any content or source, all I did was cleanup.
  • Further work needs to be done, including adding sources, and new content.
  • Removed the first para from lede. It was unecnyclopaedic (also seemed to be original work), and didnt have much to do with the article. Reworded the second para.
  • Removed he history of colonialism which had nothing to do with sexuality, or the article.
  • Removed the entire section related to Mohandas Gandhi. It describes how Gandhi talked about sexuality, but not about the "impact" or influence.
  • From the section "colonial era", deleted history of british raj, which had nothing to do with sexuality/article.
  • Moved some content from "colonial era" to "current issues". This content discusses the issues after 1947, not colonial era.

usernamekiran[talk] 20:13, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

  • @Usernamekiran: Thanks for the cleanup! It is more precise now, but there's more work to do. The lede and some sections still need to be improved and made less clumsy. Good luck! RoCo(talk) 21:51, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Rollingcontributor: yup. There is a lot of stuff that needs to be deleted, some needs to be added, and citations are required too. I would say work is progress.
    What do you mean by "good luck"? Arent you going to work on that? Face-grin.svgusernamekiran[talk] 21:59, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Usernamekiran: Perhaps not, I have other articles and things planned on Wikipedia. Looks like you're stuck with this one! RoCo(talk) 22:06, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Rollingcontributor: ouch.
    It will be slow though, as I have some other work on my hands too. —usernamekiran[talk] 22:11, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Scope of the article[edit]

The article is about "history of sexuality in india". Yet it discusses about current issues ranging from popular culture/movies, pornography and what not. I think the previous editors added this content to make the article "non stub".

Now, it is time to define what is the scope of this article, and so what should be kept, and deleted.
Requesting for opinions. —usernamekiran[talk] 01:15, 6 April 2017 (UTC)