ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Natural Is Not Always Rational

Vimal Balasubramanyan's article, 'Gay Rights in India' (EPW, February 3), deals with the topic in complete ignorance of the social dimension of the sexual relations. Far from solving the problems of the homosexuals, her prescriptions only help in rationalising and justifying the archaic and decadent sexual practices in society Unlike in animals, where sexual instinct is basically a biological response, in the case of human beings the desire for sex is governed both by the body and the mind.

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