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DetailsThe world's oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures and techniques of sex, the Kama Sutra was 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 Fayamangala commentary, 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, DaniÃ©lou 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 Sutra deals 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.ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: ALAIN DANIÉLOU (1907-1994) spent twenty years in India studying music and philosophy with eminent scholars of the Hindu traditions. He is the translator and author of more than thirty books on the religion, history, and arts of India and the Mediterranean, including The Complete Kama Sutra, The Myths and Gods of India, and A Brief History of India.
SKU Code PRK B 4042 Weight in Kg 0.3000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780892816804 Author Name ALAIN DANIELOU Publisher Name INNER TRADITIONS INDIA