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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

India: Kama Sutra

A carving of a couple having sex
Just one of the many carvings that adorn the Kama Sutra Sun Temple in Konark, which no doubt influenced the film

To kill a few hours before the departure of my train to Hampi, I decided to go and see an Indian movie. The one I picked, Kama Sutra, rather fortuitously turned out to be in English, and not only was it comprehensible, it was a serious film. This is perhaps because it wasn't a typical Indian film at all, but was produced in association with the British company Channel Four films.