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Devangshu Datta 



Devangshu Datta

has had some regressive effects on social norms. Swimming, for example, is a pleasant pastime and excellent exercise. There are 1850s photographs of Victorian ladies in swimwear in family albums. An Instagram account is the 21st century digital equivalent. Sacking a college professor for (a) swimming (b) putting pictures of herself in a swimsuit on her Insta account harks back to the medieval.

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First Published: Fri, August 12 2022. 23:11 IST

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