Ep. 6: Is the Kamasutra relevant today?
Meet Seema Anand, a mythologist and storyteller, specialising in women’s narratives with a focus on the erotic literatures of Ancient India.
Seema has written a brilliant commentary on the Kamasutra with her book “The Arts of Seduction”. According to her, this book is the first text to talk about the Kamasutra as a platform of equality for women, to acknowledge their right to pleasure and to articulate their right to consent.
I loved chatting with Seema about the Kamasutra, a text from the third century CE, which is still relevant to the discussion around female sexuality in South Asian culture. We also talked about other South Asian mythologies and stories, many of which have women’s narratives at the heart of them.
Seema’s work is affiliated to the UNESCO initiative for preserving endangered oral traditions.