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The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana: the classic Burton translation [electronic resource]Vātsyāyana..

Vātsyāyana. (Author). Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780486112398 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 048611239X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dover Publications : 2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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 -combining meditations on politics and social customs with counsel on love and intimacy-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.
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Subject: Love.
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