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Kama Sutra; Full and Complete Version
     

Kama Sutra; Full and Complete Version

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by VATSYAYANA
 

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The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kāma" means sensual or sexual pleasure, and "sū

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The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kāma" means sensual or sexual pleasure, and "sūtra" literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual. The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra. Traditionally, the first transmission of Kama Shastra or "Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred utterance by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife Parvati and later recorded his utterances for the benefit of mankind.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012250315
Publisher:
Ryetown Classics
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Kama Sutra full and complete version , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
815,407
File size:
192 KB

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Vātsyāyana is the name of a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived during time of the Gupta Empire (4th to 6th centuries CE) in India. His name appears as the author of the Kama Sutra and of Nyāya Sutra Bhāshya, the first commentary on Gotama's Nyāya Sutras. His name is sometimes confused with Mallanaga, the prophet of the Asuras, to whom the origin of erotic science is attributed. This is an error; as Danielou says: The attribution of the first name Mallanaga to Vatsyayana is due to the confusion of his role as editor of the Kama Sutra with that of the mythical creator of erotic science.Hardly anything is known about him.
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (also commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices, and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

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The Kama Sutra 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for anyone interested in exploring their sexuality. I highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good to the socity for having healthy sex . It caries great values for the proper sexual contact. Great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believed this one to be a guide with pictures and the names of each position but it's more just a walk through of sexuality.
tomensnaben More than 1 year ago
The book looks like they printed and bound a post from a 90s Usenet group. The entire book is just plain, unformatted text, even going as far as using underscores beside text instead of italics. There is no change in font or size in any of the text, even for chapter headings, which are not even given page breaks. I would comment on the lack of a table of contents, but even if it had one, it would be useless, since the pages are unnumbered. Particularly for a public domain work like this, there is no reason to settle for something this poorly made.
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