The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana - Forward by Santha Rama Rau - 1964 E.P. Dutton Paperback

Regular price $15.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Condition: Acceptable. Please see the images for more details.

Blurb: “The publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation of this celebrated classic of Indian literature is a literary event of the first importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1700 years and may well be the only indisputable classic of world literature not yet to have appeared widely in English.

Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. The Kama Sutra is a work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology; its importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.

John W. Spellman, a specialist in Indology, has written a long analytical introduction which expertly places the Kama Sutra in its proper historical, literary, philosophi-cal, and social framework. Santha Rama Rau, perhaps the most sensitive interpreter of Indian civilization and culture to the Western reader, has written a foreword dealing with the difficulty of one civilization's understanding that of another.


Cover design by Milton Glaser”