The Savita Bhabhi Saga

savita-bhabhiI came to know about Savita Bhabhi just about a month ago, when the ban on Savita Bhabhi and the announcement of the site being shut down made news in the media. I Googled for more information on Savita Bhabhi and saw that the banned contents were available in many blogs. I must admit that the graphical images of Savita Bhabhi’s sexual adventures were well enough to satisfy my single sex life. Because, if the “girl-next-door” was a symbol of teenage romance, the “aunty-next-door” was one of the many teenage sexual fantasies for us guys and Savita Bhabhi made me nostalgic all the way and fed those teenage fetish very well.

It is then I read the whole crap that was going on in the name of Savita Bhabhi. Deshmukh, owner of the website who shut down the website following the ban, said that he made the website to prove that Indian women too have sexual desires. His point was that he was contributing to the liberation of Indian women. Very cleverly said, I must say (especially after revealing the identity behind an anime porn site). I have never had a chance to browse through the original SB site (it was banned by the time I could reach there) and so I don’t know if they have had any revenue model from the website. If they indeed had a revenue model (or was planning for one), Deshmukh displayed the qualities of a modern businessman who could rationalize his commercial interests.

And then I read Pritish Nandy’s piece in Times of India, titled “The assassination of Savita Bhabhi. He see Savita Bhabhi comic as having some harmless fun spoofing the way we Indian men treat our women. He also see Savita Bhabhi as a symbol of freedom, of empowerment, of the sexuality our women can wield and of defiance against male chauvinism.

I mean, come on Mr. Nandy! Savita Bhabhi does not represent the liberation of Indian women. Her sexual adventures were mostly confined to her household. She did not dare to go for a Gigolo. She did not file for a divorce if she was unhappy with her sex life with her husband. She did not even go for a job to support herself financially. Is that whom Pritish Nandy calls a liberated Indian woman?

And is this really spoofing the way Indian men treat our women? Take the bra sales man or the domestic helper boy for example. The bra salesman has had an eye on her and Bhabhi’s seduction came as he wished. The domestic helper boy is an expert in ‘treating‘ his madams well and he too had his way with Bhabhi. The teenage boys who had sex with Savita Bhabhi said “let’s fuck her” and it almost turned out to be a rape. So is this the classic example of a free, empowered woman’s defiance against male chauvinism as Pritish Nandy calls it?

To put it simple, Savita Bhabhi had no other purpose than serving the sexual fantasies of people – men and women alike. With her graphically perfected body, she served the sexual fetish of mostly the men – old and young alike. Rest, including Pritish Nandy’s piece in Times of India, are all plain bull crap in order to rationalize their sexual fantasies (why don’t they simply admit that they liked the porn element?).

NOTE: If Pritish Nandy or any others want to read about a woman who used sexuality as a weapon to fight the oppression and an unjust social system, you don’t really need to search in the comics. Just dig a little bit into the history or read the story of Kuriyedathu Thathri in Maddy’s blog (read from paragraph # 6).

18 thoughts on “The Savita Bhabhi Saga”

  1. I’d read about SB a few months ago in newspaper. Wondered why our culture police is leaving ti alone, when they can’t tolerate many other harmless activities. Didn’t hear about the ban.
    From the reports, I’d gathered that it was a porn site and nothing else. All the talk about ‘liberation of Indian women’ is pure crap.
    :-)

  2. Though such sites are already blocked in Dubai, I have seen only a few illustrations before. I was amazed to see the style of vector illustrations they have used. It was so painful to see creativity was used in inapt media. The owner had to say something why he created this, thus he pointed towards extra marital affairs, nothing else.

    It was harmless porn, (Not a ‘spoof’ of-course) but not at all symbolize the Indian women! SB was only a fetish imagination. Writer/artist were not women even. How do men can express women’s views! Nandy’s observations are wrong.

    Long back I got a mail with a video shows a women’s college toilet, shot from the roof top. A fast edited long run video shows 20 or more girls as relieving. SB is just an imagination and harmless, where such ‘operations’ goes beyond reality & limit. There are many sites such kind of videos available. Desi Peeping Tom’s! How do they stop such fetish adventures? What Nandy has to say, these are girls’ protest against something?

    {I strongly recommend college authorities to keep skunks to keep away such hazardous lizards away! ;) }

  3. I am very glad that such sites are banned. All this talk about “exploring one’s sexuality” is a big cause for many unhealthy relationships and broken marriages in our society. And it is also creating a wrong notion about man-woman relationship, where one sees the other primarily as an object of desire. Such a view leads to frustration and builds relationships on the wrong platform.

    I recall growing up in my ancestral home in Kerala, we had a old man come to our house every now and then. He used to do agricultural labour for my grandfather. The old man always used to address my sister (who was just 15 or so at that time) and every other woman in our household as “amma”, and one could see that he meant it. Sadly, in the name of modernity, we are giving up such perceptions of life.

  4. thanks jo for the reference..

    reg SB, i thought it was quite ok & fine. Look, young men will continue to search for & find these kind of ‘small books’. much before SB, there was rasvanthi prakashan stories in English, nobody mentioned it. closing down SB is just being prudish..anyway the quality of SB has gone South, of recent…

  5. that was the original Kochu Pusthakam of the 70′s to 80′s, now unheard of..imaginative stories, published in hindi & english..

  6. Banning a site on internet doesn’t work at all ( As the link in my sig proves). And Govt. has only fueled the interest in SB by making it a mainstream news item. In fact you only came to know about it by some news. There are many people around us who would have never come across SB so soon & early but only because of govt. action , they will be searching for SB and blogs like yours and ours will get some free traffic.

  7. Some say its liberation other said its prude etc. but banning SB like site is essential although they gave pleasure but at the same time they change mental phycology and leading us to the path which is not permitted and lead to degradation of civilization.

    Many will say its happening from the time of satyug why not we do it now ,but the one fact they missing that few of these things are misinterpreted and some time the situation demands it.

    Vivekanand once said “As the man become civilized and weaker he will be “

  8. I don’t know why only savita bhabhi is being made the scrape goat. there are many other porn sites available which not only contains sexually explicit video contents but are making a lot of profit by selling them. Banning such web sites will really be a positive step. And as far as liberalization is concerned, I don’t think even the most liberalized of women will even think of doing what savita bhabhi does in her fantasies such as having sex with a salesman or a household servant for that matter. It was a purely porn site which showed toon porn.

  9. I don’t know why only savita bhabhi is being made the scrape goat. there are many other porn sites available which not only contains sexually explicit video contents but are making a lot of profit by selling them. Banning such web sites will really be a positive step. And as far as liberalization is concerned, I don’t think even the most liberalized of women will even think of doing what savita bhabhi does in her fantasies such as having sex with a salesman or a household servant for that matter. It was a purely porn site which showed toon porn and nothing else. But still, considering many other porn sites and their contents, I think it was not all that necessary to ban his site altogether.

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