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Redeeming the Kamasutra.

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this scholarly and superbly readable book, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. She reveals fascinating aspects of the Kamasutra as a guide to the art of living for the cosmopolitan beau monde of ancient India: its emphasis on grooming and etiquette (including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vātsyāyana.; Vātsyāyana.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 9780190499280 0190499281
OCLC Number: 946010520
Description: 192 pages
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.

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In Redeeming the Kamasutra, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular  Read more...

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Ever since the third century, the Kamasutra has been labelled in the West as the ultimate lexicon of love, but the praise of the "ooh, ah" brigade has led to its denigration in India. Westerners leaf Read more...

 
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