Kama Sutra (Illustrated Edition)

Kama Sutra (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Vatsyayana

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066057282

Category: Self-Help

Page: 137

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"Man should study the Kama Sutra and the arts and sciences subordinate thereto, in addition to the study of the arts and sciences contained in Dharma and Artha. Even young maids should study this Kama Sutra along with its arts and sciences before marriage, and after it they should continue to do so with the consent of their husbands."_x000D_ Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse.Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world, 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._x000D_ Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English and an expedition with J. H. Spake to discover the source of Nile._x000D_ TABLE OF CONTENTS_x000D_ Book_x000D_ Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana_x000D_ Biography_x000D_ Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright_x000D_ Romance of Isabel Lady Burton: The Story of Her Life (Vol.1&2)

The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

Author: Lance Dane

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 0892811382

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 499

A fully illustrated Kama Sutra from the extraordinary and rare art collection of Lance Dane • The first complete translation to illustrate all 64 sexual postures described in the Kama Sutra • Includes 269 rare images • Composed by one of the world’s foremost scholars of the Kama Sutra and Indian art The erotic sentiments described in the Hindu love classic the Kama Sutra constitute the most famous work on sex ever created. Written almost 2,000 years ago, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, including the principles and techniques of sexual pleasure and how to best achieve ecstatic expression of life’s beauty. In this complete and illustrated guide Lance Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra text with 269 illustrations and great works of art that encompass coins, palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, ancient toys, jewelry, architecture, ivory combs, birch bark, cloth, paintings, frescoes, and scrolls. Gathered from museums and private collections around the world—as well as the author’s own collection of over 300,000 photographs—these rare images clearly illustrate all 64 sexual positions and the erotic instructions set forth in the Kama Sutra. The result is a dazzling and sensuous reading experience through which the teachings of the Kama Sutra spring to life.

Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra

Author: Narayana (Tr. Haskar, A. N. D.)

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780141968384

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 998

The word 'kama' means the desire for sensual pleasure in Sanskrit, and was considered an essential part of the well-rounded education of a young, urbane gentleman. Treating pleasure as an art, Kama Sutra is a handbook covering every aspect of love and relationships. Its seven sections are devoted to the social life, courtship and marriage, extra-marital relations, the conduct of courtesans and prescriptions for enhancing attractiveness, as well as systematic, detailed instruction on sex. This new edition of Kama Sutra casts it in a new light, taking it away from the well-worn image of an erotic, Oriental curiosity. This clear, accurate translation conveys all the original flavour and feel of this elegant, intimate and hugely enjoyable work; a masterpiece of pithy description and a wry account of human desires and foibles.

Religions of the East

Religions of the East

Author: Stephen Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351904766

Category: Religion

Page: 542

View: 565

Under the rubric of 'Religions of the East', which includes Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Janiism and a myriad of Chinese religio-philosophies, are a vast range of views concerning human sexuality. These contrasting attitudes are mapped through this volume on Religions of the East in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series. Part 1 presents previously-published articles that explore several Eastern Religions in the way they construct sexuality through expressions of their pertinent holy writings and belief systems, as applied in differing historical and cultural contexts. Part 2 takes sexual renunciation and asceticism as its focus through the traditions of Hinduism, Jainism and the Chinese religious systems. Part 3 explores the connection between sexuality, gender and sexuality in Hindu and Buddhist customs in varied social settings. The final part of the volume includes articles examining Eastern religions in their attitudes towards sexual 'variants' including bi-sexuality, trans-sexuality and contested sexual categories.

33 Masterpieces of Philosophy and Science to Read Before You Die (Illustrated)

33 Masterpieces of Philosophy and Science to Read Before You Die (Illustrated)

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000138993

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 765

We live in an era rife with cultural conflict. The 21st century is by no means free of wars, terrorism, riots, famine, nor epidemics. We may attempt to solve the challenges of our times by uniting the humanistic disciplines of philosophy, science, and technology. Our modern reality requires a fundamental understanding of the problems beleaguering our existence. Science and literature are key tools for gaining this insight. The wisdom accumulated throughout the centuries by scientists, philosophers, and writers is a solid foundation on which modern man can build the future. Our ability to learn from those who have come before is precisely what led Protagoras to declare that “Man is the measure of all things.” The 33 works in this book possess foundational importance and continue to influence our modern world. The reader of these texts is well-positioned to understand causes and plot new paths away from the problems that plague us. Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Aristotle. The Basic Works Dale Breckenridge Carnegie. The Art of Public Speaking Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Eugenics and Other Evils Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Orthodoxy René Descartes. Discourse on the Method Epictetus. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus Sigmund Freud. Dream Psychology Hermann Hesse. Siddhartha David Hume. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching David Herbert Lawrence. Fantasia of the Unconscious Niccolò Machiavelli. The Art of War Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince John Mill. On Liberty John Mill. Utilitarianism Prentice Mulford. Thoughts are Things Thomas More. Utopia The Meditations Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Friedrich Nietzsche. Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche. The Antichrist Plato. The Republic Plato. The Apology Of Socrates Plato. Symposium Bertrand Russell. Proposed Roads to Freedom Bertrand Russell. The Problems of Philosophy Bertrand Russell. Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays Sun Tzu. The Art of War Vatsyayana. The Kama Sutra Voltaire. Candide H. G. Wells. A Modern Utopia Frances Bacon. The New Atlantis

Grandma, Someday I'll Travel the World

Grandma, Someday I'll Travel the World

Author: Elfie Rainals

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462834256

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 144

In the first few years of her life, four-year-old Sandra Schmidt endured TB, the death of her mother and the abandonment of her father. It is 1938: Hitler runs Sandras homeland and soon much of the homelands of Germanys neighbors. She is raised in the safety of her grandparents home until the Americans and British start bombing Germany and her village. Sandra is struck by a piece of shrapnel and almost dies from infection. Her lifelong friend and Sandra wonder what the Jewish Solution is all about when her beloved grandfather is sent to a concentration camp for hiring Jews in the market he manages. He escapes with the help of a former employee who now is a warden there. After Sandras grandfather dies she lets an American GI trundle her off to New York, but doesnt like it there and runs off to California. But being beautiful doesnt guarantee you a job there. She struggles for a while, and after a few mishaps she lands a job as a Tour Manager to India. The tour companys management is impressed with her and offers her a permanent position. She always told her grandmother that: someday I will travel the world. Oddly enough, this will be her new profession, and she travels with American tourists for many years. The dream she had of traveling with the rich and famous had finally come true.

The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

Author: Lance Dane

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781594777707

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 696

A fully illustrated Kama Sutra from the extraordinary and rare art collection of Lance Dane • The first complete translation to illustrate all 64 sexual postures described in the Kama Sutra • Includes 269 rare images • Composed by one of the world’s foremost scholars of the Kama Sutra and Indian art The erotic sentiments described in the Hindu love classic the Kama Sutra constitute the most famous work on sex ever created. Written almost 2,000 years ago, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, including the principles and techniques of sexual pleasure and how to best achieve ecstatic expression of life’s beauty. In this complete and illustrated guide Lance Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra text with 269 illustrations and great works of art that encompass coins, palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, ancient toys, jewelry, architecture, ivory combs, birch bark, cloth, paintings, frescoes, and scrolls. Gathered from museums and private collections around the world—as well as the author’s own collection of over 300,000 photographs—these rare images clearly illustrate all 64 sexual positions and the erotic instructions set forth in the Kama Sutra. The result is a dazzling and sensuous reading experience through which the teachings of the Kama Sutra spring to life.

A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

Author: Janaki Nair

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856498921

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 469

Has there been a "conspiracy of silence" regarding sexuality in India, be it within social movements or as a focus of scholarship? This book interrogates this assumption in order to thematize a crucial field. From unraveling the Kamasutra (the text) to investigating KamaSutra (the condom) the volume includes essays on how sexuality has been framed by the law, within social movements, or has been the site for patrolled caste, ethnic, or gender identities. Other essays analyze cinematic, televisual, and literary representations of sexuality. Taken as a whole, this book makes room for more wide-ranging approaches for tackling the sexual economies of desire and violence among men and women in modern India.

The Complete Works of Sir Richard Francis Burton (Illustrated & Annotated Edition)

The Complete Works of Sir Richard Francis Burton (Illustrated & Annotated Edition)

Author: Richard Francis Burton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066057299

Category: Travel

Page: 10943

View: 276

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights; the publication of the Kama Sutra in English and an expedition with J. H. Spake to discover the source of Nile. E-artnow present his greatest works as an author, translator and explorer. His works and the works about his life act as the true legacy of his untamed travel spirit and eternal curiosity. _x000D_ Content_x000D_ Translations:_x000D_ Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana_x000D_ Book of Thousand Nights and A Night (Complete Edition)_x000D_ The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui_x000D_ Ananga Ranga_x000D_ Vikram and the Vampire_x000D_ Travel Writings:_x000D_ First Footsteps in East Africa_x000D_ Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah _x000D_ To the Gold Coast for Gold_x000D_ Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo_x000D_ Unexplored Syria _x000D_ Historical Research:_x000D_ A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry_x000D_ The Sentiment of the Sword: A Country-House Dialogue_x000D_ Poetry:_x000D_ The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî_x000D_ The Gulistan of Sa'di_x000D_ Priapeia_x000D_ Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus_x000D_ Poem to His Wife_x000D_ Alma Minha Gentil, Que Te Partiste_x000D_ Em Quanto Quiz Fortuna Que Tivesse_x000D_ Eu Cantarei De Amor Tao Docemente_x000D_ No Mundo Poucos Annos, E Cansados_x000D_ Que Levas, Cruel Morte? Hum Claro Dia_x000D_ Ah! Minha Dinamene! Assim Deixaste_x000D_ Biography and Further Readings:_x000D_ Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright_x000D_ Romance of Isabel Lady Burton: The Story of Her Life_x000D_ Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by J. H. Speke_x000D_ What Led to the Discovery of the Nile by J. H. Speke_x000D_ Arabian Society in the Middle Ages_x000D_ Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia

The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel

The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel

Author: Richard Crasta

Publisher: Invisible Man Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 558

This novel, an Indian sensation, describes a young man's growing up and coming to grips with sexuality with delicious and often-hilarious detail, but it is about much more: political, ironic, and "an indictment of colonialism" (The Hindu). This comic novel of childhood, coming of age, of modern Indian manhood, and an American Dream was described as "humorous and manic" by The Independent of London, and as personifying "the post-Independence Indian male." It has also been adapted for the stage and played to many standing room only audiences. "Hilarious."--Time Out. "Indefatigable good humor, charm"--Publishers Weekly. "A comic timing never seen in any Indian novel to date."--The Indian Express "Should be a recognized classic. An Indian Catcher in the Rye"--Mark Ledbetter, Author and Professor of Linguistics Keywords: Coming of Age, Indian novel, Contemporary India, Indian society, the Male Experience, Literary Fiction, Sexual Repression, Indian Christians, Indian Catholics, Konkani language, Indian Comic Novel, Politically Incorrect, Men and Women, American Dream, Immigrant American Writers, Asian writers, Asian-American fiction