The Complete Kama Sutra

The Complete Kama Sutra

The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text

Book - 1993
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Examines lovemaking from courtship to consummation

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The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.
This definitive volume is the first modern translation of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra to include two essential commentaries: the Jayamangala of Yashodhara and the modern Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri. Alain Danilou spent four years comparing versions of the Kama Sutra in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, and English, drawing on his intimate experience of India, to preserve the full explicitness of the original. I wanted to demystify India, he writes, to show that a period of great civilization, of high culture, is forcibly a period of great liberty.

Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Park Street Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780892814923
0892814926
Branch Call Number: 392 VATSY
Characteristics: vii, 564 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Daniélou, Alain
Notes: Includes index

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