India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Social Sciences found that "many children had sex with a varied range of foreign tourists for RS.50 [$1] in Kerala where foreign tourists stay in houseboats making houseboat sex tourism a new and thriving concept." India reportedly has the world's largest concentration of child prostitutes, accounting for 1 in every 4 of the global number.
- Ranjan Bandyopadhyay (2012). "Child-Sex Tourism, HIV/AIDS, and Social Justice in India". Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 24 (2): 143-146. doi:10.1080/10402659.2012.677320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2012.677320.