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From Goddess to Pin-up

United States

Gae Savannah

A. PARSHURAM, Fertility, 1975, poster.

You are sitting soundlessly on a low, sturdy branch, overlooking a river. Directly in front of you, standing in water up to her hips, is an almond-eyed beauty in a transparent white shift, the folds clinging to her body. With her sustaining water-pot floating beside her while she fixes a pink lotus flower in her hair, you die and go to voyeur heaven. In 'From Goddess to Pin-up: Icons of Femininity in Indian Calendar Art', a whimsical…

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