Alain Danielou (trs.); Prepared with the Help of Kenneth Hurry
Title Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text By Vatsyayana Including the Jayamangala Commentary from the Sanskrit By Yashodhara and Extracts from the Hindi Commentary By Devadatta Shastra
Book Condition New
Size 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms
Publisher Mumbai, India Inner Traditions International 1994
0892816805 / 9780892816804
Seller ID 015087
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. Printed Pages: 573.