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.
- ISBN-13: 9780486452371
- ISBN-10: 0486452379
- Publisher: Dover Publications
- Publish Date: July 2006
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.45 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds
- Page Count: 176