The book of Kama Sutra is not just an exclusive sex manual however, it features a complete guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life.
Kama signifies sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra literally means a thread or rule that holds things together, or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual.
The Kamasutra is the oldest extant textbook of erotic love. But it is more than a book about sex.
It is about the art of living–about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs–and also, of course, about the many and varied positions available to lovers in sexual intercourse and the pleasures to be derived from each.
Sexual frankness without a hint of guilt or prurience is the great legacy which the Eastern, and in particular Indian, traditions have given us. As an expression of human culture, and as a pillow book for the modern boudoir, the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana the most famous work on sex ever written the Ananga-Ranga of Kalyana Malla, and Sheikh Nefzai’s Perfumed Garden, set forth the principles of sensual pleasure with poetry, wisdom, and humor, celebrating love as an ecstatic expression of life’s beauty.
Here, for the first time, Sir Richard Burton’s translations of the classic Eastern love texts have been published in one volume.This content is for members only.