Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

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12/31/2018

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn’t surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals of liberalism in India. But is it true? India’s historians and mythology experts have differing views.

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