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Complete Kama Sutra : The 1st Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text (Unabridged) (Hardcover)

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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.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.
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Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 564.0
Genre: Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Reference
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Author: Vatsyayana & Alain Danielou
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 1994
TCIN: 11463029
UPC: 9780892814923
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-4750

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