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India, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It has a population of over 1.2 billion, making it the second most populous country in the world. It has 23 official languages, including Hindi and English, which are used by the government for official purposes, wherein Hindi has a de jure priority. India also has the largest number of English speakers in the world. Its capital is New Delhi and its largest city is Mumbai.

India was home to the ancient Indus Valley civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, which helped to shape its cultural diversity. Four world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism - originated in the country. India was gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British in the 18th century and was part of the British Empire until it gained independence in 1947.

The Indian economy is one of the fastest growing, and the tenth largest in the world. India is also armed with nuclear weapons and has the third largest standing armed forces in the world. It is governed by a democratic republic, with the President as the head of state and the Prime Minister as the head of government.

Corporal punishment in India[edit]

Corporal punishment (शारीरिक दंड in Hindi) is lawful as a disciplinary measure in penal institutions.

Spanking in India[edit]

Spanking and other methods of corporal punishment of children are common in India. Spankings are often refered to as "beatings" in Indian English, but this word does not generally carry the negative connotations that the term "beating" does in other countries.

In Indian schools, corporal punishment is usually given with a cane. There is no national prohibition in law of corporal punishment in schools, but certain states have passed laws banning school corporal punishment: Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh (2002), Tamil Nadu (2003), West Bengal (2004, in state schools), Chandigarh (in the 1990s), Delhi (2003), Goa. However these laws are insufficiently enforced and in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, corporal punishment is still quite frequent.

Spanking is also common in the home. Besides the cane, a commonly used spanking implement in India is the chappal, a kind of sandal.

Another typically Indian punishment method is murgha, in which the delinquent is made to assume an uncomfortable and embarassing punishment pose.

Indian spanking art and films[edit]

There is little or no Indian spanking art, literature or fetish films known to exist so far. However, in mainstream films playful scenes of men spanking (fully clothed) women occur in romantic comedies including Shandaar (1990, video clip: Sevenload), Judwaa (1997) and Yamadonga (2007, video clip at Sevenload) and in dramas such as Aap Ki Khatir (1977, video clip: Dailymotion) and Sapne Sajan Ke (1992, video clip: YouTube).

The Kama Sutra mentions erotic spanking, and a few historic Indian sculptures and paintings show erotic scenes that have a hint of spanking.

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