The Kama Sutra [Illustrated]

The Kama Sutra [Illustrated]

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by Vatsyayana
     
 

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Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu 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

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*Includes Illustrations
*Includes Table of Contents

Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu 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" which is one of the three goals of Hindu life, 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.

Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world, Kama sutra is not an exclusive sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life.

The Kama Sutra has 1250 verses, distributed in 36 chapters, which are further organized into 7 parts. This famous work includes discussions broken down by chapters like General Remarks, Amorous Advances, Acquiring a Wife, and the Privileges of a Wife. It’s also famous for describing over 60 different types of sexual acts and for discussing how to improve physical attraction.

This edition of the Kama Sutra is illustrated and specially formatted with a Table of Contents and over a dozen images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013410442
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
554,061
File size:
498 KB

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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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