The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana

The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct

Vatsayana - Author

Santha Rama Rau - Foreword by

John W. Spellman - Introduction by

Sir Richard Francis Burton - Translator

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ISBN 9781101173954 | 256 pages | 09 Aug 1991 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature.

Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.

The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana

Introductory Preface
Part I: Society and Social Concepts
Part II: On Sexual Union
Part III: About the Acquisition of a Wife
Part IV: About a Wife
Part V: About the Wives of Other Men
Part VI: About Courtesans
Part VII: On the Means of Attracting Others to Yourself

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