Women lovers are depicted exchanging love letters, visiting one another by day in palanquins and by night via ladders that ascend to rooftops, wearing each other’s clothing, dressing and undressing each other, inviting and entertaining other female couples, eating together, visiting gardens where they swing together, enjoy the beauties of nature, and sometimes engage in sex outdoors - Gandhi’s Tiger and Sita’s Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Culture by Ruth Vanita.
It is fairly commonplace to see frank depictions of heterosexuality in Indian Art & Literature. On the other hand it is a little difficult to say how Indian tradition views homosexuality, especially lesbianism, given texts often have stray references (though a lot of this is discussed by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai).
The paintings today (one of which dates to the early 18th century) are however more explicit than the usually homosocial or vaguely suggestive depiction of women in miniature paintings.Though it is hard to say who the paintings are intended for, whether they are depictions of court life or meant for a private collection.
Separately I always wonder about those translucent cloaks/kurtas (pic 1), sometimes its hard to make out all the elements of a costume.
Terence was an extremely perceptive fellow. He saw through the futility of all things. As such he refused to indulge in any activities that he saw as devoid of meaning, activities where the inexorable slide of the entropic process would render them null and void almost as soon as they were…
THIS IS HILARY FUCKING DUFF.
THIS MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN BUILT DISNEY CHANNEL AND DIDN’T HAVE A SAD, DISAPPOINTING DOWNSPIRAL.
SHE IS THE ONLY DISNEY STAR THAT GOT IT RIGHT AND NOW SHE’S A HAPPILY MARRIED MOTHER.
THAT’S HOW ITS DONE, BITCHES.
CAN I ALSO ADD THAT SHE BATTLED ANOREXIA AND BEAT IT ALL TO HELL
SHE ALSO WROTE A BOOK