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Vātsyāyana

Overview
Works: 274 works in 1,590 publications in 30 languages and 8,819 library holdings
Genres: Erotic fiction  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Dubious author, Compiler
Classifications: HQ470.S3, 613.96
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Most widely held works by Vātsyāyana
The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana by Vātsyāyana( Book )

171 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous classical Hindu manuel of physical love is one of the high points in all erotic literature. It is frank and explicit in its descriptions, and is beautifully peotic in its manner of expression. For long a forbidden work, it is undoubtedly a classic of world literature
Kama sutra : a guide to the art of pleasure by Vātsyāyana( Book )

445 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in 26 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deluxe edition of the world's most celebrated guide to life, love, relationships and pleasure
The complete Kāma Sūtra : the first unabridged modern translation of the classic Indian text by Vātsyāyana : including the Jayamangalā commentary from the Sanskrit by Yashodhara and extracts from the Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shāstrā by Vātsyāyana( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kāma Sūtra deals without ambiguity or hypocrisy with all aspects of sexual life--including marriage, adultery, prostitution, group sex, sadomasochism, male and female homosexuality, and transvestism. The text paints a fascinating portrait of secular life in classical India ... whose openness to sexuality gave rise to a highly developed expression of the erotic."--Jacket
The Kama sutra: the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conduct by Vātsyāyana( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest 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 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature. Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient classical work on sex
Kama sutra : the Hindu ritual of love by Vātsyāyana( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kamasutram des Vatsyayana. Die indische ars amatoria nebst dem vollständigen Kommentare (Jayamangala) des Yasodhara. Aus dem Sanskrit übersetzt von Richard Schmidt by Vātsyāyana( Book )

72 editions published between 1897 and 1990 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete illustrated Kama Sutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written almost 2,000 years ago, the"Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, and how to best achieve ecstatic expression of life's beauty. Augmented with 250 illustrations and works of art gathered from museums and collections around the world, the result is a dazzling and sensuous reading experience through which the teachings of the "Kama Sutra spring to life
The Kama Sutra illuminated by Andrea Marion Pinkney( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kama Sutra is an ancient Sanskrit text, composed by the fourth-century Hindu sage Vatsyayana, that provides guidance and insight into the art of love. Because the text grew out of an oral tradition, it consists of aphoristic verses (sutras), which were easily memorized but difficult to understand without the addition of explanations and images. First translated into English by Sir Richard Burton at the end of the nineteenth century, this text is available in many editions, none of them illustrated as lavishly as this volume and none providing such a rich survey of nearly two thousand years of Indian sensual art." "These diverse visual interpretations of the text, which depict explicit instructions regarding correct and incorrect sexual behavior during courtship and marriage - and other, more illicit situations - range from temple architecture and bronze sculpture to medieval court painting and cave frescoes. The examples presented here are brilliantly reproduced and accompanied by explanatory text discussing the context in which these images were created. Alongside the reproductions are relevant Sanskrit verses and ancient commentaries, with new translations by Andrea Marion Pinkney and excerpts from the Burton translation." "This elaborate presentation of the Kama Sutra not only provides visual illustrations of the world's most famous erotic text, but it also reveals the dramatic beauty of Indian erotic art and the range of artistic response to the Kama Sutra through the centuries."--BOOK JACKET
The Kama sutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

41 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kama Sutra is the famous historical Indian text on love-making. In prose and verse it discusses the building blocks of a good life, good marital conduct and the attainment of a lover. The largest part of the text is devoted to sexual practices, including foreplay, positions and technique
The illustrated Kama Sutra : Ananga-ranga, perfumed garden by Vātsyāyana( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewerking van een drietal klassieke teksten over erotiek uit hinduïstische en islamitische bronnen, ruim geïllustreerd met voornamelijk Arabische miniaturen
The love teachings of Kama sutra : with extracts from Koka shastra, Ananga ranga and other famous Indian works on love by Vātsyāyana( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Kama Sutra de Vatsyayana : manuel d'érotologie Hindoue by Vātsyāyana( Book )

43 editions published between 1885 and 2001 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction littérale et complète qui reproduit exactement l'édition originale anglaise de 1885. [SDM]
Kamasoetra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertaling van het klassieke Indiase werk over liefde en seksualiteit; met twee katernen mideleeuwse miniaturen in kleur
The kama sutra : the Hindu art of love by Vātsyāyana( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and Urdu and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kāmasūtram : Leitfaden der Liebeskunst by Vātsyāyana( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kamasutram des Vatsyayana by Vātsyāyana( Book )

31 editions published between 1929 and 1973 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kāmasūtram by Vātsyāyana( Book )

20 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise with Jayamaṅgalā and puruṣārthaprabhā commentaries on art of making love
The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana : the classic Burton translation by Vātsyāyana( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kama means desire, love, and lust; sutra means teachings and "verses." The Kama Sutra, then, is the book of love, teaching the best methods of cultivating sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and loving union. A classic of world literature for 1,700 years, this is the most explicit and fascinating book ever written for lovers. This immortal work also serves as a window into Indian culture and mysticism. Its unique approach -combining meditations on politics and social customs with counsel on love and intimacy-features frank, direct advice on bodily pleasures, from aphrodisiacs and kissing to orgasm-delaying techniques. This edition is the renowned translation by the great 19th-century explorer and writer Richard Burton. Its crisp style sets a new standard for Sanskrit translation, and its unblushing faithfulness to the original text sparked controversy in certain corners of the Victorian world. A wellspring of erotic knowledge, it remains an inspiration to readers of every era
Kāmasūtram : Yaśodharaviracitaya "Jayamaṅgalā" vyākhyayā "Manoramā"-Hindīvyākhyayā ca vibhūṣitam by Vātsyāyana( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Sanskrit and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical work, with commentaries on art of love
 
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The complete Kāma Sūtra : the first unabridged modern translation of the classic Indian text by Vātsyāyana : including the Jayamangalā commentary from the Sanskrit by Yashodhara and extracts from the Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shāstrā
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Batsiaiana

Batsyayana

Malla-nāga.

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Mallanāga.

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Mallānaga, Vātsjājana

Mallanâga Vâtsyâyana

Mallanaga Watsjajana

Mallinaga

Mallinga Watsjajana.

Vastyāyana

Vatsayayana Mallanaga

Vatśiaiana

Vatsʹi︠a︡i︠a︡na Mallanaga

Vâtsjâjana

Vātsjājana Mallānaga

Vatsyayan

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Vātsyāyana

Vātsyāyana, called Malla-Nāga

Vātsyāyana called Mallanāga

Vātsyāyana Indiaas filosoof

Vātsyāyana Indian logician

Vātsyāyana Mallanaga

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Vatsyayana Mallanaga indischer Autor des in der Gelehrtensprache Sanskrit verfassten Kamasutras

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Vātsyāyan̲ar.

Vatsyayane

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Watsjajana Mallanaga

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Ватсьяяна, Малланага

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וטסיאיאנה

וטסיאיאנה מלינאגה

וטסיאינה

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מלנגה

मल्ल-नाग

मल्लनाग

वात्स्यायन

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वात्स्यायन मल्लनाग

বাৎস্যায়ন

ਬਾਤਸਾਇਨ

வாத்சாயனர்

వాత్స్యాయన మహర్షి

ವಾತ್ಸಾಯನ

വാത്സ്യായനൻ

ヴァーツヤーヤナ

瓦茨亞亞那

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Kama sutra : a guide to the art of pleasureThe complete Kāma Sūtra : the first unabridged modern translation of the classic Indian text by Vātsyāyana : including the Jayamangalā commentary from the Sanskrit by Yashodhara and extracts from the Hindi commentary by Devadatta ShāstrāThe Kama sutra: the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conductKamasutraThe complete illustrated Kama SutraThe Kama Sutra illuminatedThe Kama sutraThe illustrated Kama Sutra : Ananga-ranga, perfumed garden