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Kamasutra

Kamasutra

Author: Mallanaga Vatsyayana, Wendy Doniger, Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199539162
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-05-15
The Kamasutra is the oldest extant textbook of erotic love. But it is more than a book about sex. It is about the art of living--about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs--and also, of course, about the many and varied positions available to lovers in sexual intercourse and the pleasures to be derived from each. The Kamasutra was composed in Sanskrit, the literary language of ancient India, sometime in the third century, probably in North India. It combines an encyclopedic coverage of all imaginable aspects of sex with a closely observed sexual psychology and a dramatic, novelistic narrative of seduction, consummation, and disentanglement. Best known in English through the highly mannered, padded, and inaccurate nineteenth-century translation by Sir Richard Burton, the text is newly translated here into clear, vivid, sexually frank English. This edition also includes a section of vivid Indian color illustrations along with three uniquely important commentaries: translated excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary (thirteenth century) and from a twentieth-century Hindi commentary, and explanatory notes by the two translators. The lively and entertaining introduction by translator Wendy Doniger, one of the world's foremost Sanskrit scholars, discusses the history of The Kamasutra and its reception in India and Europe, analyses its attitudes toward gender and sexual violence, and sets it in the context of ancient Indian social theory, scientific method, and sexual ethics. "[This] new translation is fascinating, thought-provoking and occasionally even amusing."--Salon.com About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
The Kama Sutra

The Kama Sutra

Author: Vatsyayana
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154239516X
Pages: 186
Year: 2017-01-11
The Kama Sutra, is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sex. Kama means sensual or sexual pleasure, and suans thread in Sanskrit. The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra). Traditionally, the first transmission of Kama Shastra or "Discipline of Kama" is attributed to the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred utterance by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife and later recorded his utterances for the benefit of mankind.
The Kama Sutra

The Kama Sutra

Author: Vatsyayana,
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530737605
Pages: 132
Year: 2016-03-26
The most widely known English translation of the Kama Sutra was privately printed in 1883. It is usually attributed to renowned orientalist and author Sir Richard Francis Burton, but the chief work was done by the Indian archaeologist Bhagwan Lal Indraji, under the guidance of Burton's friend, the Indian civil servant Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, and with the assistance of a student, Shivaram Parshuram Bhide.[18] Burton acted as publisher, while also furnishing the edition with footnotes whose tone ranges from the jocular to the scholarly. Burton says the following in its introduction:
The Kama Sutra

The Kama Sutra

Author: Vatsyayana
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537163663
Pages: 186
Year: 2016-08-19
The Kama Sutra, is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sex. Kama means sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra are the guidlines of yoga, the word itself means thread in Sanskrit. The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra). Traditionally, the first transmission of Kama Shastra or "Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva s doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred utterance by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife Parvati and later recorded his utterances for the benefit of mankind.
The Book of Love

The Book of Love

Author: James McConnachie
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805090193
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-05-26
Traces the history of the famous text typically associated with its instruction for sexual techniques from its origins in third-century India--where it began as a primer on urbane sophistication, counseling readers on friendship and home décor--to a British explorer launching the text into fame in Victorian society. Reprint.
Kamasutra with Ancient and Modern Illustrations

Kamasutra with Ancient and Modern Illustrations

Author: Vatsyayana
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456614843
Pages: 184
Year: 2013-03-25
Man should study the Kama Sutra and the arts and sciences subordinate thereto, in addition to the study of the arts and sciences contained in Dharma and Artha. Even young maids should study this Kama Sutra along with its arts and sciences before marriage, and after it they should continue to do so with the consent of their husbands. Here some learned men object, and say that females, not being allowed to study any science, should not study the Kama Sutra. But Vatsyayana is of opinion that this objection does not hold good, for women already know the practice of Kama Sutra, and that practice is derived from the Kama Shastra, or the science of Kama itself. Moreover, it is not only in this but in many other cases that though the practice of a science is known to all, only a few persons are acquainted with the rules and laws on which the science is based.....
Redeeming the Kamasutra

Redeeming the Kamasutra

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190499281
Pages: 184
Year: 2016
"In this scholarly and superbly readable book, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. In investigating, and helping us understand, a much celebrated but under-appreciated text, Wendy Doniger has produced a rich and compelling text of her own that will interest, delight, and surprise scholars and lay readers alike"--
Business Kamasutra

Business Kamasutra

Author: Parthiv Shah
Publisher:
ISBN: 1628653868
Pages: 164
Year: 2017-02
Most books published this year don't break new ground or have a legitimate reason for existence other than being a published author. Most books can be ignored. Parthiv Shah's little book, "Business Kamasutra" should not be. - Most of my strategies focus on attraction in place of pursuit and consent in place of rape. This little book puts structure and system and technology for implementation underneath these ideas. - Parthiv is an implementer. He has, bluntly, a clever thief inside him with a focus on 'swipe & deploy' or the aggregation of best strategies in place of innovation. Innovation is far too highly prized, when it is implementation that matters most. - This book gets from concepts to practical implementation, which is where you want to be. - Business is Sex is a really great conceptual way to understand relationship with prospects and customers, but without the methodology and means and resources of implementing, it's empty. - Complexity is embraced in this book, and enabled by the suggestions late in this book. Process complexity is an extremely valuable asset. - As the Kama Sutra greatly complicate sex but gives it master dramatic advantage in sustaining the interest of his lover(s), the ability to implement this Business Kamasutra gives sustainable competitive advantage to a company. - Too many business books are nothing but flowery words and foreplay, a romancing, with no consummation. Here Parthiv has provided method and means for consummating change in your business.
The Kamasutra

The Kamasutra

Author: Vatsyayana
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520863411
Pages: 189
Year: 2017-03-25
How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Kamasutra by Vatsyayana The Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: कामसूत्र About this sound pronunciation (help�info), Kāmasūtra) 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 four goals of Hindu life, means desire including sexual desire the latter being the subject of the textbook, 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 exclusively a 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.
Foucault and the Kamasutra

Foucault and the Kamasutra

Author: Sanjay K. Gautam
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634858X
Pages: 312
Year: 2016-06-22
The Kamasutra is best known in the West for its scandalous celebration of unbridled sensuality. Yet, there is much, much more to it; embedded in the text is a vision of the city founded on art and aesthetic pleasure. In Foucault and the "Kamasutra", Sanjay K. Gautam lays out the nature and origin of this iconic Indian text and engages in the first serious reading of its relationship with Foucault. Gautam shows how closely intertwined the history of erotics in Indian culture is with the history of theater-aesthetics grounded in the discourse of love, and Foucault provides the framework for opening up an intellectual horizon of Indian thought. To do this, Gautam looks to the history of three inglorious characters in classical India: the courtesan and her two closest male companions—her patron, the dandy consort; and her teacher and advisor, the dandy guru. Foucault’s distinction between erotic arts and the science of sexuality drives Gautam’s exploration of the courtesan as a symbol of both sexual-erotic and aesthetic pleasure. In the end, by entwining together Foucault’s works on the history of sexuality in the West and the classical Indian texts on eros, Gautam transforms our understanding of both, even as he opens up new ways of investigating erotics, aesthetics, gender relations, and subjectivity.
Kamasutra (English Edition)

Kamasutra (English Edition)

Author: Vatsyayana
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537277537
Pages: 126
Year: 2016-08-25
The Kama Sutra, is an ancient Indian Hindu text written by Vatsyayana. It is widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kama" which is one of the four goals of Hindu life, means desire including sexual desire the latter being the subject of the textbook, and "sutra" 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.
KAMASUTRA

KAMASUTRA

Author: Pradeep Thakur
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105384373
Pages:
Year:

Kamasutra

Kamasutra

Author: Sharifah Abu Salem
Publisher: Alaf 21
ISBN: 9831242416
Pages: 420
Year: 2006
KAMASUTRA memaparkan kisah pergolakan hidup seorang gadis berbangsa asing yang merasakan dia telah kehilangan segala-galanya selepas dirinya dinodai oleh orang yang patut dihormati. Bagi gadis ini yang bernama Samantha, kehidupannya sudah berakhir selepas tragedi pahit itu. Malah, dia bercadang untuk mengakhiri sahaja hidupnya. Namun, dia dipertemukan oleh seorang duda beranak satu bernama Kama. Dari pertemuan itu, Samantha banyak belajar tentang Islam sehingga melahirkan bibit-bibit cinta. Adakah Samantha menerima cinta Kama sedangkan lelaki itu disukai oleh gadis lain? Mahukah Kama menerima bekas isterinya yang kembali untuk menuntut hak ke atas anak perempuan mereka yang berusia lapan tahun?
The Kamasutra of Vatsyayana

The Kamasutra of Vatsyayana

Author: Vātsyāyana, Aditya Patankar, Subhash Bhargava, M. D. Sharma
Publisher:
ISBN: 8174370633
Pages: 96
Year: 1992
This book combines the Hindu sage Vatsyayana's celebrated treatise with illustrations from various schools of painting on the theme of sexual pleasure. The intention of these works was to provide instruction as well as enjoyment. Its view of sexuality is both jaunty and pragmatic, its analysis of sexual politics often chillingly realistic.
The Kamasutra

The Kamasutra

Author: Sri Vatsyayana Muni
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 346
Year: 1929