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Sexualities: Practices: Bangladesh
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Although sexuality has long been part of discourses on literature, folk culture and entertainment in what is now Bangladesh, it is a relative newcomer to academic discourse. Studied primarily through the lenses of health and violence, sexuality as lived reality in all its diversity is rarely investigated. Women’s sexual expressions are culturally suppressed in gener…

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Karim, Shuchi, “Sexualities: Practices: Bangladesh”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001441>
First published online: 2012

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