Why Indians decline the concept of Live-in relationships?
Been there, done that folks!
Please know that Indian culture dates back to more than thousands of years! Please do not think that we are naive kids who are absolutely clueless about the ways of this world and the balanced social code of conduct!
Why are we hell bent on marriage and maintaining the sanctity of it?
Because we have lived through many ages…we have studied cases of polygamy, polyandry, orgy…and 100 different things regarding human relationships esp. pertaining to sexuality or sensuality. The kings had many wives, the peasants had only one wife (because he did not have money to keep more than one wife), the ministers and richer officials had concubines (kepts)…and 100 other such things have been noted down by our historians!
About Kamasutra – (source – Wikipedia)
Kama sutra is NOT exclusively a sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to :
a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love,
family life and
other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life.
Kama Sutra, in parts of the world, is presumed or depicted as a synonym for creative sexual positions; in reality, only 20% of Kama Sutra is about sexual positions.
The majority of the book, notes Jacob Levy, is about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, how and when it is good or bad
Historians attribute Kamasutra to be composed between 400 BCE and 200 CE.John Keay says that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form in the 2nd century CE.