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The Kama Sutra: Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Hardcover)

The Kama Sutra: Deluxe Slipcase Edition By Richard Burton (Translator), Vatsyayana Cover Image
By Richard Burton (Translator), Vatsyayana
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A luxurious silkbound, gold-embossed edition of The Karma Sutra with full-color illustrations, presented in a decorative slipcase.

The Kama Sutra is the world-famous text on lovemaking and fulfilment in matters of the heart. Originally compiled in the 3rd century AD by Vatsyayana, a celibate monk, it is a window on the social practices and sexual habits of an ancient world. In the 19th century it gained a new lease of life when translated into English by noted linguist Sir Richard Burton, who was determined to bring its perceptive ideas to a Western audience.

The Kama Sutra would have presented a refreshing if shocking alternative to the stodgy marriage advice manuals of the Victorian age. Its basic tenet - that in order for marriages to be happy the participants should be well-versed in the arts of pleasure, both carnal and of the mind - still holds true. And, in spite of a risqu reputation, it is an illuminating, candid, common-sense guide to living a satisfying life.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Silkbound Classics series brings together deluxe gift editions of literary classics, presented with luxurious silk binding, striking embossed cover designs and full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Little is known about the life of Vatsyayana, but various authorities suggest that he lived in the third century CE. He is believed to have been a devout man who led the life of a religious student of Hinduism. The translation presented in this edition is by Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), the British diplomat, explorer and orientalist who discovered the text in the 19th century and made it available in the West.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788285490
ISBN-10: 1788285492
Publisher: Arcturus Editions
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English

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