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Kama Sutra: (Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)

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A gorgeous deluxe edition of the world's most celebrated guide to life, love, relationships and pleasure.

Little is known about Vatsyayana, who is reputed to have composed the Kama Sutra "while observing a celibate's life in full meditation." In Sanskrit the word "kama" means desire, especially for sensual pleasure, and its proper pursuit was considered an essential part of a young, urbane gentleman's well-rounded education.

Untold numbers of readers are curious about the Kama Sutra but put off by its clichéd image as an erotic Oriental curiosity. This elegant edition offers a compelling modern translation of a classic Indian masterpiece-and a wry and entertaining account of human desire and foibles.

About the Author

Vatsyayana's given name was Mallanaga and he was most likely from the Madhya Desha, once India's cultural heartland. He lives sometime between the first and third centuries.

A.N.D. Haksar is a well-known translator of Sanskrit classics, many of which have been published by Penguin Classics.

Malika Favre is a French graphic designer and illustrator based in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143106593
Author:
Haksar, A N
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Haksar, A. N. D.
Author:
Favre, Malika
Author:
Vatsyayana
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.59 x 0.64 in 0.59 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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