The Complete Kama Sutra
The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text
ISBN10: 0892814926 ISBN13: 9780892814923 Contributors: Vatsyayana Publisher: Park Street Pr Published: Jan 1 1994 Weight: 2.15lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 5.00" Depth: 2.00" Language: English
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.