Free Websites at
Download/Read The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra
Download/Read The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

Read online or Download The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra (Full PDF ebook with essay, research paper)
by Lance Dane , Vatsyayana

Product Details

Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.20(d)



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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A new, gorgeously illustrated edition of the famous Hindu Classic."

"Gives us the dazzling artwork from museums and private collections worldwide... has not changed in over 2,000 years."

"It is not, in fact, a pornographic work, but a book depicting the art of living for the civilized and refined citizen, finding its expression in the sphere of love, eroticism, and the sensual pleasures of life. . . . Rather than calling the Kama Sutra pornography and hiding it on the highest shelf of their bookcases, Western readers should see it as the expression of a refined, sophisticated people on the art of love."

Related Subjects

  • ">Art Subjects - General & Miscellaneous
  • ">Love & Romance
  • ">Sex - Guides & Manuals - General & Miscellaneous
  • ">Sex - Guides & Manuals - Heterosexual

    Read an Excerpt


    The Embrace
    Alinganavichara Prakarana

    This part of the Kama Shastra deals with sexual union, and is called Chatushshashti, or sixty-four. Some authors say it is so titled because it contains sixty-four chapters. Followers of Babhravya say that this part contains eight subjects: the embrace; kissing; scratching with the nails or fingers; biting; lying down; making various sounds; purushayitam, or playing the part of a man; auparishtaka, or mouth congress. Each subject is of eight kinds, and since eight multiplied by eight is sixty-four, it is therefore named Chatushshashti.

    But Vatsyayana affirms that as this part also contains subjects such as striking, crying, the acts of a man during congress, the various kinds of congress and other subjects, the name sixty-four is only accidental. For instance, a tree is saptaparna, seven-leaved, or an offering of rice is panchavarna, five-coloured, but the tree does not have seven leaves, nor does rice have five colours.

    Kind of Embraces

    Babhravya refers to eight different kinds of embraces:
    The embrace which indicates the mutual love of a man and woman who have come together is of four varieties, and the action is denoted by the word which describes it.

    If a man under some pretext goes in front of or alongside a woman and touches her body with his own, this is called the touching embrace.

    If a woman in a private place bends down as if to pick up something, and presses her breasts against a man sitting or standing, and the man takes hold of them, this is called a piercing embrace.

    These two kinds of embraces take place only between persons who have not, as yet, started speaking freely to each other.

    When two lovers are walking together slowly, either in the dark, or in a public or a lonely place, and rub their bodies against each other, this is referred to as a rubbing embrace.

    If on this occasion one of them presses the other's body forcibly against a wall or pillar, this is known as a pressing embrace.

    These two embraces are peculiar to those who know each other's intentions.

    Embraces on Meeting

    At the time of the meeting four kinds of embrace are used:
    When a woman clings to a man in the same manner as a creeper twines around a tree, pulls his head down to hers to kiss him and makes a slight purring sound, embraces him, and looks lovingly at him, this embrace is called twining of a creeper.

    When a woman places one of her feet on the foot of her lover, and the other on his thigh; passes one of her arms round his back, and the other on his shoulders; makes a slight sound of humming and cooing, and climbs up towards him to get a kiss, this embrace is likened to climbing a tree.

    These two kinds of embrace take place when the lover is standing.

    When lovers are on a bed, and embrace each other so closely that their arms and thighs are encircled by each other, and rub against them, this is called an embrace like a mixture of sesamum seed and rice.

    If a man and a woman are very much in love and embrace as if they are entering into each others bodies, either while the woman is sitting on the lap of the man, or in front of him, or on a bed, this is called an embrace like a mixture of milk and water.

    These two kinds of embraces take place at the time of sexual union.

    Embracing Specific Body Parts

    Suvarnanabha gives us four more ways of embracing particular parts of the body:
    When one of the two lovers presses one or both thighs of the other between his or her own forcibly, this is the embrace of thighs.

    If a man presses the jaghana, middle part of the woman's body, against his own, and mounts her to practice scratching with the nail or finger, or biting, or striking, or kissing, while the hair of the woman remains loose and flowing, this is referred to as the embrace of the jaghana.

    If a man places his breast between the nipples of a woman and squeezes them, this is called the embrace of the breasts.

    If either of the lovers touches the mouth, eyes and forehead of the other with his or her own, this is known as the embrace of the forehead.

    Some say that even massaging is a kind I embrace because it involves touching of bodies. But Vatsyayana thinks that as massaging is performed at a specific time and for a particular purpose and has a different character, it cannot be termed an embrace.

    Some shlokas further enlighten us on this:
    The whole subject of embracing is of such a nature that men who ask questions about it, or who hear about it, or who talk about it, acquire thereby a desire for enjoyment. Even those embraces that are not mentioned in the Kama Shastra should be practiced at the time of sexual enjoyment, if they are in any way conducive to the increase of love or passion. The rules of the Shastra apply as long as the passion of man is middling, but once the wheel of love is set in motion, there is then no Shastra an no order.

    where can i download The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra free ebook pdf kindle online textbook epub electronic book The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra full ebook review amazon ebay collections for android or mobile The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra for iphone, ipad txt format version, file with page numbers You can also buy order purchase The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra Kindle Edition with Audio Multimedia CD Video Hardcover New or used, Mass market paperback, cheap Audiobook price

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Mallanaga.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana has 3,435 ratings and 253 reviews. Cindy said: Get a bigger flute! Increase ur Size! 6 Don’t walk with tail between you.

    Download EBOOK Pocket Kama Sutra PDF for free -.

    Reviews of the Pocket Kama Sutra So far about the book we've got Pocket Kama Sutra suggestions customers have not but quit the report on the game, or not make out the.

    KAMA SUTRA on Pinterest | Erotic Art, Temples and.

    The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra More Kids Fiction ">Games

    Documents / eBooks Download Kama - Documents / eBooks

    Anne Hooper's Kama Sutra updates and reinterprets the 2,000 year--old sexual text in a fully illustrated guide that features specially.

    Kama Sutra Pdf - Ebooks Download -

    Kama Sutra Amorous Man Sensuous Woman German PDF Download/Read In the Checklist of Life: A Working Book to Help You Live and Leave Life / Edition 2 (eBook) online free pdf. Posted on 12-May-2016 | Read:0 | by admin. Get Instant Access to free Read PDF Kama Sutra Amorous Man.

    KAMA SUTRA 365 POSITIONS.PDF | Free Download eBooks

    Get instant Access to ebooks Kama Sutra 365 Positions and related files Kama Sutra 365 Positions he risk their.pdf to Access ebook directly, click here : FREE DOWNLOAD

    The Kama Sutra - Ebooks Pdf Download -

    The Seven Basic Kama Sutra Positions - The Female Orgasm Download or Read Soul Eater, Volume 3 (eBook) online. Posted on 24-Dec-2014 | 5 views | by topadm. The Seven Basic Kama Sutra Positions The Kama Sutra is.

    Kama Sutra SEX Positions Complete Guide 2nd Edition.

    Kama Sutra SEX Positions Complete Guide 2nd Edition PDF eBook. File Size: 22 Download/Read The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries ebook online free pdf.48 MB

    Kama Sutra 100+ Modern and Classic Sex Positions.

    Kama Sutra 100+ Modern and Classic Sex Positions with Pictures free pdf ebook download Download or Read Roxaboxen (eBook)

    Kama Sutra Illustrated eBook with Modern Sex Positions Guide

    Kama Sutra Illustrated eBook. FileType : PDF | (83 Pages). File Size : 1.2 mb | Price : 2.75 $. The Ancient Indian Handbook of Love Making eBook, complemented with was forced.