"Fantasies about life beyond the front range of the Great Himalaya have been a trope in Indian literature since at least the period of the Sanskrit epics...Such legends appear to persist in popular 20th century narrative through a much-used trope in Bombay cinema: the depiction of the Himalayas as a realm of uninhibited romantic fantasy." Excerpt from article introduction, p. 29
"Sex in the Snow: The Himalayas as Erotic Topos in Popular Hindi Cinema,"
HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol25/iss1/7