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Vātsyāyana

Overview
Works: 258 works in 1,357 publications in 33 languages and 7,774 library holdings
Genres: Erotic fiction  Pictorial works  Pop-up books  History  Toy and movable books  Handbooks and manuals  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dubious author, Compiler, Editor, Creator
Classifications: HQ470.S3, 613.96
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Most widely held works by Vātsyāyana
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

583 editions published between 1883 and 2018 in 29 languages and held by 2,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient classical work on sex
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 English and Dutch and held by 1,055 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 of Vatsyayana : the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conduct by Vātsyāyana( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the "Kama Sutra" has been a classic of world literature for more than 1700 years
Kama sutra : a guide to the art of pleasure by Vātsyāyana( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deluxe edition of the world's most celebrated guide to life, love, relationships and pleasure
Kama sutra : the Hindu ritual of love by Vātsyāyana( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete illustrated Kama Sutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 177 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 130 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 illustrated Kama Sutra : Ananga-ranga, perfumed garden by Vātsyāyana( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguably the most famous work on sex ever written, this classic erotic text is considered to be the definitive work on love and all aspects of sex in Sanskrit literature. The Vatsyayana Kama Sutra is translated for you in its original form presented complete with exotic illustrations."--Amazon
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 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kama sutra of Vatsyayana : the classic Burton translation by Vātsyāyana( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 77 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
[Mega square] by Lamairesse( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kama-soutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

45 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and Urdu and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kāmasūtram by Vātsyāyana( Book )

21 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient treatise, with Jayamangala commentary of Yaśodhara and Marathi commentary, notes and translation, on art of love
Les Kama Sutra de Vatsyayana : manuel d'érotologie Hindoue by Vātsyāyana( Book )

31 editions published between 1885 and 2001 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction littérale et complète qui reproduit exactement l'édition originale anglaise de 1885. [SDM]
Das Kamasūtram des Vātsyāyana die Indische ars amatoria, nebst dem vollstandigen commentare (Jayamangala) des Yaçōdhara by Vātsyāyana( Book )

23 editions published between 1897 and 1968 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kāmasūtram : Leitfaden der Liebeskunst by Vātsyāyana( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kama sutra of Vatsayayana by Vātsyāyana( )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, in seven parts, with preface, introduction, and concluding remarks, is the classic translation of what is arguably the world's oldest sex manual and relationship advice handbook. Much more than just erotic advice, this is a revelation of the social mores and customs of the ancient world and the daily lives of men and women in India, their views of intimacy, love and communication between the sexes -- all filtered through the British Victorian worldview and commentary of the translators. In
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana : translated from the Sanscrit. In seven parts, with preface, introduction, and concluding remarks by Vātsyāyana( )

9 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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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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 ShāstrāThe Kama sutra of Vatsyayana : the classic Hindu treatise on love and social conductKama sutra : a guide to the art of pleasureThe complete illustrated Kama SutraThe Kama Sutra illuminatedThe illustrated Kama Sutra : Ananga-ranga, perfumed gardenThe love teachings of Kama sutra : with extracts from Koka shastra, Ananga ranga and other famous Indian works on loveThe Kama sutra of Vatsyayana : the classic Burton translation
Alternative Names
Batsiaiana

Batsyayana

Malla-nāga.

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Mallanāga.

Mallanāga 03..?-03..? poète

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

Vâtsyâyana poète brahmane indien

Vātsyāyan̲ar.

Vatsyayane

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Watsjajana Mallanaga

Watsjajana Mallinga.

Ватсьяяна, Малланага

Վաթսյայանա Մալլալանգա

ואטסיאיאנה

וטסיאיאנה

וטסיאיאנה מלינאגה

וטסיאינה

וטסיאינה מלנגה

מלנגה

मल्ल-नाग

मल्लनाग

वात्स्यायनः

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वात्स्यायन मल्लनाग

वात्स्यायन वात्स्यायन महान

বাৎস্যায়ন

ਬਾਤਸਾਇਨ

வாத்சாயனர்

వాత్స్యాయన మహర్షి

ವಾತ್ಸಾಯನ

വാത്സ്യായനൻ

වාත්ස්‍යායන

바짜야나

바츠야야나

ヴァーツャーヤナ

ヴァーツヤーヤナ

瓦茨亞亞那

Languages
English (330)

French (133)

Spanish (113)

German (112)

Italian (38)

Dutch (21)

Sanskrit (12)

Polish (10)

Russian (10)

Danish (8)

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Basque (6)

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