ISBN 9780143066446,Kamasutra Of Vatsayana - Penguin Classics

Kamasutra Of Vatsayana - Penguin Classics



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780143066446

ISBN-10 0143066447


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)


The celebrated classic on the art of love and social conduct.

The 1964 publication of Sir Richard F. Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature.

Written with unassuming candour, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has, at the same time, both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.