The Kama Sutra

Author(s): Vatsyayana


The Kama Sutra is the world-famous text on lovemaking and fulfilment in matters of the heart. Originally compiled in the 3rd century AD by Vatsyayana, a celibate monk, it is a window on the social practices and sexual habits of an ancient world. In the 19th century it gained a new lease of life when translated into English by noted linguist Sir Richard Burton, who was determined to bring its perceptive ideas to a Western audience.

The Kama Sutra would have presented a refreshing if shocking alternative to the stodgy marriage advice manuals of the Victorian age. Its basic tenet - that in order for marriages to be happy the participants should be well-versed in the arts of pleasure, both carnal and of the mind - still holds true. And, in spite of a risqu reputation, it is an illuminating, candid, common-sense guide to living a satisfying life.

Beautifully illustrated throughout.


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General Fields

  • : 9781788285490
  • : Arcturus Publishing
  • : Arcturus Publishing
  • : April 2018
  • : --- length: - '9.094' width: - '5.906' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Vatsyayana
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 613.96
  • : 160