Why are Indians prudish?

Someone asked this question on Quora in this way: The older codes of Indian law define the following six categories of children (sons) and their legal inheritance rights, excluding adoptions: 1. Born of a woman through her wedded husband, called the son of the body (ourasa) 2. Born of a woman by her second marriage, called the son of a remarried woman (punarbhava) 3. Born in accordance with the law of Niyoga(*), called a son begotten on a wife (kshetrajna) 4. Born of a married woman by an … [Read more...]


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