Author: Lance DanePublisher: BrijbasiYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 256ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187902027
This elaborate presentation of the Kama Sutra not only provides the best known visual illustrations related to the world's most famous erotic text, but it also reveals the dramatic beauty of Indian erotic art and the range of artistic response to the Kama Sutra through the centuries.Kama Sutra, the 4th -5th century Sanskrit compilation by sage Vatsyanana, provides guidance and insight into the art of love. It was transmitted through the centuries by oral tradition and consists of aphoristic sutras, poetic verses which were easily memorized but difficult to understand without the addition of explanations and commentaries. First translated into English at the behest of Sir Richard Burton at the end of the nineteenth century, this text has since been available in many editions. But the Kama Sutra is still the most heard about and the least read book. It has been our sincere effort in this volume to present the ancient masterpiece with a view to make it interesting and readable for the connoisseur and the modern reader alike.This volume is embellished with a fascinating commentary and expanded captions which evaluate the great works of art that lavishly illustrate the book and provide a rich survey of nearly two thousand years of Indian sensual art.
PreludeBOOK IThe Nayaka and the NahikaBOOK IIThe Sexual EncounterBOOK IIIMarriageBOOK IVThe Wife and other WivesBOOK VSeducing the Other Man’s WifeBOOK VICourtesansBOOK VIISexual Aids and Spells