❮Read❯ ➶ कामसूत्र ➺ Author Mallanaga Vātsyāyana – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 Shast 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.कामसूत्र

Vātsyāyana is the name of a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived around rd century CE in India His name appears as the author of the Kama Sutra and of Nyāya Sutra Bhāshya the first commentary on Gotama's Nyāya SutrasHardly anything is known about him although it is believed that his disciples went on his instructions on the reuest of the Hindu Kings in the.

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  • Hardcover
  • 564 pages
  • कामसूत्र
  • Mallanaga Vātsyāyana
  • English
  • 13 October 2014
  • 9780892814923

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  1. says:

    Get a bigger flute Increase ur Size 6 Don’t walk with tail between your legs V|agra C|ali5 and Phenterm|ne CHeepWas the Kama Sutra the original idea for spam email? Take pomegranate and cucumber seeds extract the juice of elabāluka eluva Gisekia pharmaceoides and bhatakataiyā Solanum indicum eggplant Cook in oil over a low heat Use it to massage the penis It will remain swollen for six monthsIt didn't sound so bad until I got to the last line Ram's or he goat's testicles boiled in sugared milk increase sexual prowessCan I have some Rocky Mountain Oyster Pudding grandma? If a man anoints his penis with datura black pepper maricha and long pepper pippalī crushed and mixed with honey its use will allow him to bewitch and subjugate his partnersOr at least cause them to be doubled over in fiery painOnce you're done mucking about with spicy peppers priapisms and testes why not try this ancient recipe By rubbing one's hand with the excrements of a peacock which has been made to take haritāla yellow myrobalan and manashilā red arsenic everything one touches becomes invisibleInfallableOkay in an attempt to save you Dear Reader a ton of time may I present All You Will Ever Need To Know About the Kama Sutra1 There are no pictures in the original Kama Sutra much to the chagrin of reviewers on 2 For the naughtiest parts go straight to Chapter Six3 You aren't going to learn any new tricks unless you're a sweet innocent teenager4 The Kama Sutra is extremely repetitive This explains my low ish rating I'd probably put it at a 25 And those stars are just there for the aforementioned chuckles at the insanity Ancient people were batshitcrazy It's a miracle we're still around There is a good reason for the repetitiveness as a teaching text a student is supposed to read the original with enlightened commentary Unfortunately this translation includes 2 extra commentaries after every paragraph The translator even apologizes in the intro for its maladroitness Even with good reason doesn't make it fun to read5 A lot of the advice is violent scratching slapping bleeding etc 6 The Kama Sutra wasn't exactly written by Vātsyāyana he collected the erotic science sections of the Kama Shastra which were becoming harder and harder to find7 The history of the Kama Sutra is interesting as is the background of the three Shastras go learn about them Maybe I'm too dense but I didn't learn much about history by reading the original text8 The Kama Sutra tries to explain all sexual practices even those that are not recommended or are forbidden Vātsyāyana felt it very important to be complete Which I can get behindunless you are an ancient Indian scholar of course

  2. says:

    before biff and chip before the alphabet books this is the first book i ever read i remember well being read this book as i nodded off to sleep and the pleasant dreams that would follow as afour year old this book meant a lot to me it completely shaped my views on literature and what a book meant to people at age 8 i killed a man that has nothing to do with this book just thought i'd mention it anyway without this book i would never have got that job as a basketball player for the detroit pistons no homothis book is about the human condition and what it means to be a working class youth in 16th century london this is why this book appealed to me so it can speak to people on all walks of life no homoi killed a man once but anywaythis book started the second world war i have no evidence for this yet still i believe it but anyway this book is awesome my favourite part is when the nasty old witch realises we're all the same in the end and we are all born eual then she bones the elevator attendant no homoanyway i killed a man but yeah this book changed my life after reading this at the age of 213 i realised life was not a game that we must make each day as important as the last and that pandas are spies for Belgium no homothis book taught me about how a robot works now i will apply to robot wars and design a robot that can kill all others maybe even one day rule the world it sounds silly bu this book truly filled me with hope which is what a book should not do honestly this book is a bad influence on everyone that reads it i let a person live once homodid you ever go to sea world? it was about several sexual positions and how keith chegwin ruled monday night television he didn't but he wished he did no homoanyway this book was written long ago which is cool cos a lot of things happen long ago eg trousers the beubonic plague hitler TISWAS the list goes on i think people should read this book so that everyone understands the true meaning of christmas no santaas a toddler this book scared me i didn't understand but now the end no homoso yeah this book taught me how to walk you wouldn't believe it but its true this book is all about walking places it just got a bad rep for being about the murder of alsations but no it is about how to walk so please read this book and die homofrom the reviewer of this book Salmand Rushdie

  3. says:

    Like most children my brother and I knew where everything was in our house paying particular attention to the things we weren't supposed to know about This book was contained in a shoebox in the closet of my parent's bedroomThe Kama Sutra is commonly mismarketed as a sex guide or as pornography Although courtesans are mentioned it is not about the sex trade but includes discussion of marriage adultery transvestism homosexuality etc Most memorable from the childhood perusal of it is the long listing of positions for coitus many if not all of them named for various animals This was weirdly fascinating not for any erotic charge there isn't any but for the suggestions it implanted about how strange Indian culture must have beenI suppose Mom and Dad must have been disappointed also neither of them having evinced any particular interest in the s of medieval India

  4. says:

    Coming from a strong background in philosophy and the Classics I found this book to be an invigorating read In general nobody has any idea what Kama Sutra means what the books is or what the author intended it to be Simply put dispel yourself of any preconceived notions before you read even the first paragraph of this opus or my reviewI was consistently intrigued by the exotic perspective and expansive scope of the Kama Sutra In a sentence the book is an exposition of the author's personal experience of and his well read study of carnal enjoyment I found this perspective to be particularly interesting because you must set the narrative within the context of a highly stratified caste society with little to no socialeconomicspiritualpolitical mobility This book forced me to recognize that this society elevated at least theoretically carnal pleasure to a spiritual and cultural pseudo science whereby these stratifications may be bent re interpreted and to use a word in its literal sense humanized Do not underestimate the empirical and scientific level at which the author has applied his mind I am certain that Aristotle or Auinas would have been enraptured Surprisingly to me the scope of the Kama Sutra did not extend to other aspects of carnal pleasure to include among other things the culinary sciences Perhaps this is because the arts of cooking and the enjoyment of taste were not within the purview of the audience of the Kama Sutra Speaking of Aristotle and the Greeks the Kama Sutra contains an interesting comparative comment on the nature of prostitutes and their differing capacities in the Indian and Greek worlds In the method of pre Industrial revolution works the author enjoys scientific proofs of his arguments by natural analogy For example the author supports his conclusions on that natural behaviors of mankind by analogies to his empirical observations of nature and animal life This method of course will be immediately recognizable to any student of philosophyThe books follows a logical plan which comprises of small treatises regarding specific aspects of the topic including the opinions of previous scholars and the author's agreement or disagreement with them The work starts with an exhortation to the study of Kama its benefits and its general nature The book also includes treatises on the nature of man and woman the nature of desire the nature of union both carnal and spiritual the nature of a wife and the most unusual part in my opinion the nature of the prostitute Unfortunately a collection of only a handful of the thousand of verses of this work has received notice and attention by the modern world namely the verses which describe the 64 arts of Kama ranging from cooing and biting to sexual positions and the appropriate setting for such sexual union I do not understand why people believe that they will discover some sexual awakening from a book whose focus is spiritual and philosophical in nature; if you are looking for this there are obviously available sources of this informationI conclude my review with a longing that the many works and authors which are cited in this book are unavailable and lost as far as I can tell The book is a good foothold in Hindu culture and philosophy and has encouraged me to download the Rig Veda to my iPadiPhoneThe Kama Sutra deserves a read by any curious mind and has earned a solid 5 star rating

  5. says:

    Arguably the hottest non fiction book I've ever read the translator has done a fantastic job of not only providing a translation of the original text but also including translations of the commentaries by ancient Hindu authoritiesThe book is less pornographic than you would think I have seen countless reproductions that merely involve couples photographed in the positions These detract from the content of the original as does the reputation that proceeds this bookThis actually is of a list of erotic behavior than it is a manual anyone that reads this will never have a need to read an issue of 'Cosmo' again but then anyone who has gone further than the missionary position probably doesn't need to read Cosmo either ;Instead of a sex manual it is of an insight to the sexuality of middle ages India there are entire chapters on biting scratching sexual positions courting seduction uarrels and fights emergency cures and potions as well as whole sections on homosexual behavior The commentary which was originally written a century or so after the original text gives further advice stating that certain behavior is not suitable for people of certain castes or that women of certain regions prefer certain behaviors but shun others etcAs someone interested in both anthropology and sexology this volume is indispensable but if you're someone looking for a uick kinky read I wouldn't recommend it

  6. says:

    375 starsAdmittedly I was curious as to what this book actually was It's an infamous book that has made it on to numerous must read before you die and taboo book lists but that doesn't necessarily mean I knew what it was When I had the chance to read this small snippet of it I took it I remember hearing it was a guide of sorts on sex It isn't necessarily a how to guide on sexual positions so don't come with that mind set if you want to read it There are descriptions and pictures on certain positions but not put hand here while licking neck of partner kind of instructions A few people I know thought that which makes me laugh now because how is any of that sexy hahaThis was a uick read version with art and words of long ago that I enjoyed reading You have to appreciate that someone took the time to make a guide promoting euality in sexual pleasure Heck some people don't even believe these things even now If you think you'll be embarrassed to read the Karma Sutra but are still curious then I suggest giving this edition a shot It's short at only 64 pages so won't take too much time to finish I wouldn’t mind reading a different version for comparison in the future

  7. says:

    Unable to read Pages were stuck together

  8. says:

    admittedly i did not read cover to cover but i read enough to get a good sense i was surprised to discover that much of it read like emily post's book of etiuette but for subjects such as kissing scratching and biting as in love play how to behave toward the first wife if you are the second wife personal adornment and lying with courtesans

  9. says:

    I've always wondered about this book after I heard about it in my history class in 8th grade When I was downloading things on ibook I saw this and I felt myself enough of an adult to finally read it without being embarrassedIt was a historical guide to relations with the opposite sex in all different castes in India So this included the beggar all the way to royalty To be honest much of it was tiresome and repetitive but then every once in awhile you would stumble on something interesting like how the women of a polygamist should always be fighting one another unless it causes to much discomfort to the husband Just all the women's rights just never existed and they were treated worse than cattle since cattle of course are holy in IndiaIt would also talk about how best to cheat on your spouse and how you could tell if someone was cheating on you Courtship was also very interesting with its formalities and what was permitted Pressing with nails and biting were something that always came up in the book as something to communicate to others either by doing it to them or by biting or pressing you nails on a gift for them like a flower There was also a couple chapters on sex but they can be easily skipped if that's not your cup of tea Especially the chapter on Eunuchs just wierdAn odd book that after reading a few choice parts to my spouse we were left laughing out loud a few times I am glad to say that I now have an opinion about this historical classic

  10. says:

    A seemingly antiuated theory of finding love giving it and keeping it As stated prior I do wish to respect all religions especially those of the Hindu dharma Although there are some good points in here most is thorny demeaning to women and misleading to men It's not very poignant in it's explainations or tied to any real truth It bothers me I find there are better ways to advise love Honestly The truth is differnent from the media's interpretation of what Kama Sutra is which would be an intuitive guide to basically all concievable sexual positions It's a lot than that This book is a religious text meant for followers of the faith a guide to fullfilling love life It's a way out there culture for me an American Being said it is a good break into what ciuld be an influential finding of human behavior Not of love but what could be It's interesting but can also cloud good judgement and obscure rightous conduct All I have to say thank you all Please do not let my review discourage you from diverisfying your views this is just my take make wisdom of what you find

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