promiscuity in India

Promiscuity in Indian society

In 1961, a German scholar, Bachofen, brought out his epoch-making work Mutterecht suggesting that a state of promiscuity existed in human society before the establishment of the institution of marriage. He quoted many passages from the classical literature of many countries. His conclusions were further supported by other scholars, namely, Maclennan, Morgan, Lubbock, Spencer, etc.