Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text download free [PDF and Ebook] by Vatsyayana Mallanaga

Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text download free [PDF and Ebook] by Vatsyayana Mallanaga year 1995
  • Book name: Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text
  • Author: Vatsyayana Mallanaga
  • Release date: 1995/3/25
  • Publisher: INNER TRADITIONS BEAR AND COMPANY
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Mind, Body and Spirit
  • ISBN: 9780892815258
  • Rating: 8.95 of 10
  • Votes: 144
  • Review by: Grace Pitts
  • Review rating: 7.03 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/15
  • Total pages: 576
  • Includes a PDF summary of 56 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The world's oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures and techniques of sex, the Kama Sutrawas compiled in the fourth century A.D. by a Brahmin and religious scholar name Vatsyayana, who worked from texts dating back to the fourth century B.C. Until the present, the only English translation of his Hindu love classic was that of the famous English explorer Sir Richard Burton, published in 1883. Unlike Burton's version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the numbered verse divisions of the original and includes two essential commentaries: the Fayamangalacommentary, written in Sanskrit by Yashodhara during the Middle Ages, and a modern Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri. Whereas Burton's Victorian reluctance to translate certain terms obscured our understanding of the philosophy and techniques of the Kama Sutra, Danielou has preserved the full explicitness of the original, dealing with everything from the art of scratching to relations with the wives of others. Realistic and pragmatic in its approach, the Kama Sutradeals without ambiguity or hypocrisy with all aspects of sexual life-including marriage, adultery, prostitution, group sex, sadomasochism, male and female homosexuality, and transvestism. The text paints a fascinating portrait of an India whose openness to sexuality gave rise to a highly developed expression of the erotic.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 33H7M11S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Gender Studies, Gender Groups, Mind, Body & Spirit, Sex & Sexuality, Sex Manuals, Sexual Behaviour, Literary Essays
  • Available formats: DOC, GIF, EPUB, PDF, JPG, FB2, TXT, WORD. Compressed in ACE, ZIP, ARC, LHA, CBC, CPIO, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.25 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x230x40mm
  • Weight: 689.46g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Rochester, United States
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