Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question
Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Sex and the Body in Hinduism. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The Hindus claim that food has a relationship with their culture and norms. It links to the customs of kingship, rituals, beliefs, purity, ethics as well as social stratification. Therefore, the food and the process of eating define an individual and the culture that such an individual is perceived in the world of Hinduism. Food in this case has many meanings, especially to the religion, and the meanings go beyond general nourishment (Tantric Shakta Conceptions of the Body, Sex, and Women).
According to the Indian community, foods tells more about the formation of the creation and the universe, it also defines the body, relationships, divinity, goals of the religion, personality, sexuality, behavior, taste, the responsibilities. The behaviors of the individual towards food define the perception of the people in the whole world and society. Food is not just perceived in a negative way, however, positively, it is food is life and man comes from food, meaning that semen comes from food, therefore, it should be given to the god. Food to them is related to the sexual exchange in the symbolic terms, this is expressed through eating together indicating a good relationship between the people, as well as expressing the closeness those people are, therefore, there is some intimacy between them (Urban).
According to the Indians, food is connected to the memories of an individual, since it can either hurt or please the mind and the heart. Through food, the social identity is expressed, through the tastes and preferences, the conformity to the culture, the family, the society around them and the education that they have achieved both morally and ethically. In addition, food is always used during the ritual performance, and through bonding between the individuals, this is through the communication of people they eat together, they create a personal trust and truth with them, and then they can share their feelings and .fears.