Re-Visiting Vatsyayana's Kama-Sutra: The Sage Discovered Beyond His Words
P C Jain
  • ISBN : 9788180904134
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
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A study of sage Vatsyayana’s great classic the Kama-sutra, the book discovers on one hand what Vatsyayana said, meant or wanted to say, that is, Vatsyayana in his words as also beyond, and on the other, what are the issues that concern the mind today for remedying which this mind approaches Vatsyayana and the Kama-sutra. After two thousand years of confrontation with ‘dharma-shashtra’ and its related ethical teachings the ‘kama-shashtra’ has now gathered around a mass of controversies though Vatsyayana had opted for ‘kama’ only as it was one of the three Purusharthas – goals of life, that enshrined a number of Hindu treatises and the entire Hindu tradition; the other being Artha and Dharma, the Arthathat enshrined the Kautilya’s Arthashashtra, and the Dharma that enshrined the Manu’s Smriti, the epitome of Dharma-shashtra.