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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana: The Classic Burton Translation (Thrift Edition)

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Kama means desire, love, and lust; sutra means teachings and "verses." The Kama Sutra, then, is the book of love, teaching the best methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union. A classic of world literature for 1,700 years, this is the most explicit and fascinating book ever written for lovers.

This immortal work also serves as a window into Indian culture and mysticism. Its unique approach and#151;combining meditations on politics and social customs with counsel on love and intimacyand#151;features frank, direct advice on bodily pleasures, from aphrodisiacs and kissing to orgasm-delaying techniques. This edition is the renowned translation by the great 19th-century explorer and writer Richard Burton. Its crisp style sets a new standard for Sanskrit translation, and its unblushing faithfulness to the original text sparked controversy in certain corners of the Victorian world. A wellspring of erotic knowledge, it remains an inspiration to readers of every era.

Synopsis:

Explicit and fascinating, this immortal book for lovers features methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union, offering a wellspring of erotic knowledge and inspiration.

Synopsis:

From aphrodisiacs to special touches, from orgasm-delaying techniques to the endless varieties of kisses, "The Kama Sutra" is a wellspring of erotic knowledge and inspiration. Sir Richard Burton's controversial translation, which caused a stir in the Western world, is provided here, in the complete and unexpurgated edition of this world-famous classic.

Synopsis:

A classic of world literature for 1,700 years, this is the most explicit and fascinating book ever written for lovers. Its methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union offer a wellspring of erotic knowledge and inspiration. It also serves as a window into Indian culture and mysticism.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

and#160; Part I. The Vatsyayana Sutra

Introductory Preface: Salutation to Dharma, Artha, and Kama

Chapter II: On the Acquisition of Dharma, Artha, and Kama

Chapter III: On the Arts and Sciences to Be Studied

Chapter IV: The Life of a Citizen

Chapter V: About the Kinds of Women Resorted to by the Citizens, and of Friends and Messengers

and#160; Part II. Of Sexual Union

Chapter I: Kinds of Sexual Union According to (a) Dimensions, (b) Force of Desire or Passion, (c) Time

Chapter II: Of the Embrace

Chapter III: On Kissing

Chapter IV: Of Pressing, or Marking, or Scratching with the Nails

Chapter V: On Biting, and the Means to Be Employed with Regard to Women of Different Countries

Chapter VI: Of the Different Ways of Lying Down, and Various Kinds of Congress

Chapter VII: Of the Various Modes of Striking, and of the Sounds Appropriate to Them

Chapter VIII: About Women Acting the Part of a Man; and of the Work of a Man

Chapter IX: Of the Auparishtaka or Mouth Congress

Chapter X: Of the Way How to Begin and How to End Congress. Different Kinds of Congress and Love Quarrels

and#160; Part III About the Acquisition of a Wife

Chapter I: On Marriage

Chapter II: Of Creating Confidence in the Girl

Chapter III: On Courtship, and the Manifestation of the Feelings by Outward Signs and Deeds

Chapter IV: About Things to Be Done Only by the Man, and the Acquisition of the Girl Thereby. Also What Is to Be Done by a Girl to Gain Over a Man, and Subject Him to Her

Chapter V: On Certain Forms of Marriage

and#160; Part IV. About a Wife

Chapter I: On the Manner of Living of a Virtuous Woman, and of Her Behaviour During the Absence of Her Husband

Chapter II: On the Conduct of the Elder Wife Towards the Other Wives of Her Husband, and on That of a Younger Wife Towards the Elder Ones. Also on the Conduct of a Virgin Widow Remarried; of a Wife Disliked by Her Husband; of the Women in the King's Harem; and Lastly on the Conduct of a Husband Towards Many Wives

and#160; Part V. About the Wives of Other Men

Chapter I: Of the Characteristics of Men and Women--The Reasons Why Women Reject the Addresses of Men--About Men Who Have Success with Women, and About Women Who Are Easily Gained Over

Chapter II: About Making Acquaintance with the Woman, and of the Efforts to Gain Her Over

Chapter III: Examination of the State of a Woman's Mind

Chapter IV: About the Business of a Go-between

Chapter V: About the Love of Persons in Authority for the Wives of Other Men

Chapter VI: About the Women of the Royal Harem; and of the Keeping of One's Own Wife

and#160; Part VI. About Courtezans

Introductory Remarks

Chapter I: Of the Causes of a Courtezan Resorting to Men; of the Means of Attaching to Herself the Man Desired; and of the Kind of Man That Is Desirable to Be Acquainted With

Chapter II: Of Living Like a Wife

Chapter III: Of the Means of Getting Money; of the Signs of the Change of a Lover's Feelings, and of the Way to Get Rid of Him

Chapter IV: About Re-union with a Former Lover

Chapter V: Of Different Kinds of Gain

Chapter VI: Of Gains and Losses; Attendant Gains and Losses; and Doubts; as Also of the Different Kinds of Courtezans

and#160; Part VII. About the Means of Attracting Others to Yourself

Chapter I: On Personal Adornment; on Subjugating the Hearts of Others; and on Tonic Medicines

Chapter II: Of the Ways of Exciting Desire, and Miscellaneous Experiments, and Recipes

Concluding Remarks

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486452371
Author:
Vatsyayana
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Burton, Richard Francis
Translator:
Burton, Richard
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Burton, Richard
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sexual Instruction
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.29 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Explicit and fascinating, this immortal book for lovers features methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union, offering a wellspring of erotic knowledge and inspiration.

"Synopsis" by , From aphrodisiacs to special touches, from orgasm-delaying techniques to the endless varieties of kisses, "The Kama Sutra" is a wellspring of erotic knowledge and inspiration. Sir Richard Burton's controversial translation, which caused a stir in the Western world, is provided here, in the complete and unexpurgated edition of this world-famous classic.

"Synopsis" by ,
A classic of world literature for 1,700 years, this is the most explicit and fascinating book ever written for lovers. Its methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union offer a wellspring of erotic knowledge and inspiration. It also serves as a window into Indian culture and mysticism.

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