“The Kama Sutra is neither a sex-manual nor, as also commonly believed, a sacred or religious work. It is certainly not a tantric text. In opening with a discussion. MODERN KAMA SUTRA INTERPRETATION q Over 40 sexual positions with images and detailed explanations. PART I: INTRODUCTORY q Preface. 22 Jul Português: Ilustrações e imagens relativas ao Kama Sutra. தமிழ்: ta:காம சூத்திரம் நூல் தொடர்பான படங்கள்.

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Views Read View source View history. Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra has verses, distributed over 36 chapters, which are further organised into seven parts.

I had the assistance of a Commentary called ‘Jayamangla’ for correcting the portion in the first five parts, but found great difficulty in correcting the remaining portion, because, with the exception of one copy thereof which was tolerably correct, all the ksmasutra copies I had were far too incorrect. Of the first three, virtue is the highest goal, a secure life the second, and pleasure the least important.

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Find more about Kama Sutra at Wikipedia’s sister projects. From Om to Orgasm: Again, Kama being the occupation of public women, they should prefer it to the other two, and these are exceptions to the general rule.

He leaves references to the sexual organs as in the original: Sexuality portal Biology portal. Outline of human sexuality. In the introduction to her own translation, Wendy Donigerprofessor of the history of religions at the University of Chicagowrites that Burton “managed to get a rough approximation of the text published in English innasty bits and all”.

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Srpzkom philologist and Sanskritist Professor Chlodwig Werba, of the Institute of Indology at the University of Viennaregards the translation as being second only in accuracy to the academic German-Latin text published by Richard Kamasytra in Dharma, Artha and Kama are aims of everyday life, while Moksha is release from the cycle of death and rebirth.

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He includes English translations of two important commentaries:. This page was last edited on 3 October kamssutra, at In the preface of the Kama SutraVatsyayana cites the work of previous authors based on which he compiled his own Kama Sutra. D Haksar, Malika Favre.

Retrieved 7 December The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. Journal of the American Oriental Society.

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Many in the Western world wrongly consider the Kama Sutra to be a manual for tantric sex. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Doniger contributed the Sanskrit expertise while Kakar provided a psychoanalytic interpretation of the text. The sage Vatsya was of this opinion, or of that opinion.

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It is certainly not a tantric text. He states that the seven parts of his work were an abridgment of longer works by Dattaka first partSuvarnanabha second partGhotakamukha third partGonardiya fourth partGonikaputra fifth partCharayana sixth partand Kuchumara seventh part. A noteworthy translation by Indra Sinha was published in Thus, in making money, virtue must not be compromised, but earning a living should take precedence over pleasure; however, there are exceptions.


A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda.

Dharma is better than Artha, and Artha kamaxutra better than Kama. The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra Sanskrit: It is usually attributed to renowned orientalist and author Sir Richard Francis Burtonbut the chief work was done kamasuttra the Indian archaeologist Bhagwan Lal Indrajiunder the guidance of Burton’s friend, the Indian civil servant Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnotand with the assistance of a student, Shivaram Parshuram Bhide.

The sage Vatsya said this, and so on.

Contrary to western popular perception, the Kama Sutra is not exclusively a sex manual ; it presents itself as a 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.

But Artha should always be first practised by the king for the livelihood of men is to be obtained from it only.

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