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    DescriptionSexual frankness without a hint of guilt or prurience is the great legacy which the Eastern, and in particular Indian, traditions have given us. As an expression of human culture, and as a pillow book for the modern boudoir, the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana the most famous work on sex ever written the Ananga-Ranga of Kalyana Malla, and Sheikh Nefzai's Perfumed Garden, set forth the principles of sensual pleasure with poetry, wisdom, and humor, celebrating love as an ecstatic expression of life's beauty. Here, for the first time, Sir Richard Burton's translations of the classic Eastern love texts have been published in one volume. The first Kama Sutra to be illustrated in color with a dazzling and unique collection of Indian painting and sculpture. These erotic treatises are not sex manuals in the modern sense clinical collections of coital postures but a broader and more humane exploration of Eastern sexual customs.


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    Title
    The Illustrated Kama-Sutra Ananga-Ranga Perfumed Garden
    Subtitle
    The Classic Eastern Love Texts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Richard Francis Burton, By (author) Charles Fowkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 800 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892814411
    ISBN 10: 0892814411
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VFVC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: FAM
    B&T General Subject: 590
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 613.96
    DC22: 613.96
    Ingram Subject Code: LO
    Libri: I-LO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A31540000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL034000
    B&T Approval Code: A13322800
    BISAC V2.8: OCC021000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: VFVC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    115ill.(some col.).
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Publication date
    16 November 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for the headwaters of the Nile and was the discoverer of the central lakes of Africa. Orientalist, prolific author, and member of the Royal Geographic Society, he was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.
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    SEXUALITY / ART Sexual frankness--without a hint of guilt or prurience--is the great legacy which the Eastern, and in particular Indian, traditions have given us. Here, for the first time, Sir Richard Burton and F.F. Arbuthnot's translations of three classic Eastern love texts have been published in one volume, illustrated in color with a dazzling and unique collection of Indian painting and sculpture. These erotic treatises are not "sex manuals" in the modern sense--clinical collections of coital postures--but a more encompassing and sensitive exploration of Eastern sexual customs. The idea that something as natural as sexuality could be shameful in any way would have been incomprehensible to the old sage Vatsyayana who wrote Kama Sutra as a religious duty nearly 2,000 years ago. Kalyana Malla wrote his Ananga-Ranga with the worthy intention of preventing "separation of the married pair." And even if Sheikh Nefzawi was a little less pious in intention, he can be forgiven for the poetry and humor in his Perfumed Garden. As an expression of human culture, and as a "pillow book" for the modern boudoir, the Kama Sutra (the most famous work on sex ever written), the Ananga-Ranga, and Perfumed Garden set forth the principles of sexual pleasure with candor and grace, celebrating the science of love as an ecstatic expression of life's beauty. SIR RICHARD F. BURTON (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for the headwaters of the Nile and was the discoverer of the central lakes of Africa. Orientalist, prolific author, and member of the Royal Geographic Society, he was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.