Dr Nagaswami stoutly refuses to offer any theories or explanations for why violence occurs, pointing out that we should not rationalise what is completely unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour. He observes that we do not equip women to deal with conflict in relationships, to acknowledge or respond to any systemic or personal violence. He also draws attention to the different rules that govern men and women - 'men who are sexually active are studs, women are sluts'.
After having qualified as a psychiatrist in 1984, Dr Vijay Nagaswami served the Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) in various capacities and eventually as Deputy Director until the mid-90s. Today, Dr Nagaswami focuses on Individual, Couple & Corporate Psychotherapy, and has written five books on various aspects of relationships, and on schizophrenia.