Intimacy and Beyond
To take a wide-angle views of this subject: the present state of the Indian couple and the issue of intimacy. It also tempts the speaker to break free of the scholarly constraint of qualifying almost each statement. He can generalize without compunction and even speculate if he wishes to. What follows in my short talk, then, are my impressions, informed impressions if you will, rather than rigorous conclusion based on empirical scientific study. When I say the ‘couple’, I am perforce talking of the married couple. Unmarried couples and live-in arrangements in our society are still far too rare to merit sustained scholarly attention.