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Sexual frankness without a hint of guilt or prurience is the great legacy which the Eastern, and in particular Indian, traditions have given us. As an expression of human culture, and as a pillow book for the modern boudoir, the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana the most famous work on sex ever written the Ananga-Ranga of Kalyana Malla, and Sheikh Nefzai's Perfumed Garden, set forth the principles of sensual pleasure with poetry, wisdom, and humor, celebrating love as an ecstatic expression of life's beauty.
Here, for the first time, Sir Richard Burton's translations of the classic Eastern love texts have been published in one volume.
The first Kama Sutra to be illustrated in color with a dazzling and unique collection of Indian painting and sculpture.
These erotic treatises are not sex manuals in the modern sense clinical collections of coital postures but a broader and more humane exploration of Eastern sexual customs.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.38(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for the headwaters of the Nile and was the discoverer of the central lakes of Africa. Orientalist, prolific author, and member of the Royal Geographic Society, he was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.
Table of Contents
The Classic Eastern Love Text
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
The Ananga-Ranga of Kalyana Malla
The Perfumed Garden of Sheikh Nefzawi
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this is my favorite kama sutra-- i give it as a wedding present all the time-- its classy, its filled with mughal miniatures-- it is not a cosmo "how to" guide.
Even if I found out the translations were not perfect, these manuscripts are beautiful. Erotic, tasteful, true literature.