9780892815258

The Complete Kama Sutra

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  • ISBN13:

    9780892815258

  • ISBN10:

    0892815256

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-12-01
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions

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Summary

The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.

Author Biography

<p><b>The Complete Kama Sutra</b> <br /><i>The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text</i> </p><p>Editor's Note <br />Introduction by Alain Danielou <br /><b>Part One: General Remarks</b> <br />1. Contents of the Book <br />2. The Three Aims of Life <br />3. The Acquisition of Knowledge <br />4. The Conduct of the Well-bred Townsman <br />5. Reflections on Intermediaries Who Assist the Lover in His Enterprises <br /><b>Part Two: Amorous Advances</b> <br />1. Stimulation of Erotic Desire <br />2. Embraces <br />3. Petting and Caresses <br />4. The Art of Scratching <br />5. Biting <br />6. On Copulation and Special Tastes <br />7. Blows and Sighs <br />8. Virile Behavior in Women <br />9. Superior Coition or Fellation <br />10. Preludes and Conclusions to the Game of Love <br /><b>Part Three: Acquiring a Wife</b> <br />1. Forms of Marriage <br />2. How to Relax the Girl <br />3. Ways of Obtaining the Girl <br />4. How to Manage Alone <br />5. Union by Marriage <br /><b>Part Four: Duties and Privileges of the Wife</b> <br />1. Conduct of the Only Wife <br />2. Conduct of the Chief Wife and Other Wives <br /><b>Part Five: Other Men's Wives</b> <br />1. Behavior of Woman and Man <br />2. Encounters to Get Acquainted <br />3. Examination of Sentiments <br />4. The Task of the Go-between <br />5. The King's Pleasures <br />6. Behavior in the Gynoecium <br /><b>Part Six: About Courtesans</b> <br />1. Advice of the Assistants on the Choice of Lovers <br />2. Looking for a Steady Lover <br />3. Ways of Making Money <br />4. Renewing Friendship with a Former Lover <br />5. Occasional Profits <br />6. Profits and Losses: Reflections on Doubts Concerning the  <br />Advantages and Disadvantages of Relations <br /><b>Part Seven: Occult Practices</b> <br />1. Success in Love <br />2. Mythical and Historical Characters and Authors Mentioned in the Text <br />3. Works Consulted <br />4. Glossary I: Plants, Herbs, Spices, and Sundry Products <br />5. Glossary II: Special Terms <br />Index <br />About the Translator </p>

Table of Contents


Editor's Note

Introduction by Alain Danielou



Part One: General Remarks

1. Contents of the Book
2. The Three Aims of Life
3. The Acquisition of Knowledge
4. The Conduct of the Well-bred Townsman
5. Reflections on Intermediaries Who Assist the Lover in His Enterprises

Part Two: Amorous Advances

1. Stimulation of Erotic Desire
2. Embraces
3. Petting and Caresses
4. The Art of Scratching
5. Biting
6. On Copulation and Special Tastes
7. Blows and Sighs
8. Virile Behavior in Women
9. Superior Coition or Fellation
10. Preludes and Conclusions to the Game of Love

Part Three: Acquiring a Wife

1. Forms of Marriage
2. How to Relax the Girl
3. Ways of Obtaining the Girl
4. How to Manage Alone
5. Union by Marriage

Part Four: Duties and Privileges of the Wife

1. Conduct of the Only Wife
2. Conduct of the Chief Wife and Other Wives

Part Five: Other Men's Wives

1. Behavior of Woman and Man
2. Encounters to Get Acquainted
3. Examination of Sentiments
4. The Task of the Go-between
5. The King's Pleasures
6. Behavior in the Gynoecium

Part Six: About Courtesans

1. Advice of the Assistants on the Choice of Lovers
2. Looking for a Steady Lover
3. Ways of Making Money
4. Renewing Friendship with a Former Lover
5. Occasional Profits
6. Profits and Losses: Reflections on Doubts Concerning the 
Advantages and Disadvantages of Relations

Part Seven: Occult Practices

1. Success in Love
2. Arousing a Weakened Sexual Power

Appendices
1. Texts Quoted
2. Mythical and Historical Characters and Authors Mentioned in the Text
3. Works Consulted
4. Glossary I: Plants, Herbs, Spices, and Sundry Products
5. Glossary II: Special Terms

Index

About the Translator 

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