The Complete Kama Sutra

The Complete Kama Sutra

The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text by Vatsyayana : Including the Jayamangala Commentary From the Sanskrit by Yashodhara and Extracts From the Hindi Commentary by Devadatta Shastra

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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.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Park Street Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780892814923
Branch Call Number: 306.7 VEA 1994
Characteristics: vii, 564 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Danielou, Alain


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