Kama Katha: Ribald and Sensuous in Classical Literature
M L Varadpande
  • ISBN : 9788121513234
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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This book is unique Anthology of classical ribald and sensuous stories. Indian Classical Literature, since ancient times, is vast and varied. It is rich in fictional content. Kama means desire, wish, longing, pleasure, love, sensuality. As a Vedic god his cult flourished in India. Kama in literature is known as Sringara Rasa, the sentiment of love in all its various forms. Rati means amorous enjoyment, is it's source. The deity of this Rasa is Vishnu-Kama. Bharata defines Sringara as `amorous relationship of male and female' for pleasure. There are eight Rasas or aesthetic emotions, Sringar Ras is called Rasaraj, king of them all. In this anthology you will read Sringar or Kama Katha from classical literature starting from Rig Veda.