Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Remote Warehouse Metaphysics- General
3 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text

by

Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This definitive volume is the first modern translation of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra to include two essential commentaries: the Jayamangala of Yashodhara and the modern Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri. Alain Danilou spent four years comparing versions of the Kama Sutra in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, and English, drawing on his intimate experience of India, to preserve the full explicitness of the original. I wanted to demystify India, he writes, to show that a period of great civilization, of high culture, is forcibly a period of great liberty. 

Synopsis:

The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutradeals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.

Synopsis:

The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.

About the Author

Alain Danilou (1907-1994) spent 20 years in India studying music and philosophy with eminent scholars of the Hindu traditions. He is the author of more than 30 books on the religion, history, and arts of India and the Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

The Complete Kama Sutra

The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text

Editor's Note

Introduction by Alain Danielou

Part One: General Remarks

1. Contents of the Book

2. The Three Aims of Life

3. The Acquisition of Knowledge

4. The Conduct of the Well-bred Townsman

5. Reflections on Intermediaries Who Assist the Lover in His Enterprises

Part Two: Amorous Advances

1. Stimulation of Erotic Desire

2. Embraces

3. Petting and Caresses

4. The Art of Scratching

5. Biting

6. On Copulation and Special Tastes

7. Blows and Sighs

8. Virile Behavior in Women

9. Superior Coition or Fellation

10. Preludes and Conclusions to the Game of Love

Part Three: Acquiring a Wife

1. Forms of Marriage

2. How to Relax the Girl

3. Ways of Obtaining the Girl

4. How to Manage Alone

5. Union by Marriage

Part Four: Duties and Privileges of the Wife

1. Conduct of the Only Wife

2. Conduct of the Chief Wife and Other Wives

Part Five: Other Men's Wives

1. Behavior of Woman and Man

2. Encounters to Get Acquainted

3. Examination of Sentiments

4. The Task of the Go-between

5. The King's Pleasures

6. Behavior in the Gynoecium

Part Six: About Courtesans

1. Advice of the Assistants on the Choice of Lovers

2. Looking for a Steady Lover

3. Ways of Making Money

4. Renewing Friendship with a Former Lover

5. Occasional Profits

6. Profits and Losses: Reflections on Doubts Concerning the 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Relations

Part Seven: Occult Practices

1. Success in Love

2. Mythical and Historical Characters and Authors Mentioned in the Text

3. Works Consulted

4. Glossary I: Plants, Herbs, Spices, and Sundry Products

5. Glossary II: Special Terms

Index

About the Translator 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892814923
Translator:
Danielou, Alain
Translator:
Daniilou, Alain
Translator:
Danielou, Alain
Translator:
Daniilou, Alain
Author:
Danielou, Alain
Author:
Vatsyayana, Mallanaga
Author:
Danilou, Alain
Publisher:
Park Street Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Sexuality - Manuals
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Sex behavior.
Subject:
Sexual Instruction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
Subject:
CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
Subject:
CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
Edition Description:
Hardback
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
11-68
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.6 n 28.735 oz

Other books you might like

  1. What the Buddha Taught Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Less than words can say Used Hardcover $5.50
  3. Hallowed Ground: A Walk at... Used Hardcover $6.95
  4. Siddhartha
    Used Book Club Hardcover $2.50
  5. The Inaugural Addresses of the... Used Hardcover $3.95
  6. Wing Chun Kung Fu New Mass Market $21.00

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Sexual Instruction
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Kama Sutra
Religion » Eastern Religions » Sexuality

Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 576 pages Park Street Press - English 9780892814923 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutradeals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.
"Synopsis" by , The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and eBooks — here at Powells.com.