Title: KAMA SUTRA: THE INDIAN TREATISE ON LOVE AND ...
Publisher: New Delhi, India: Lustre Press/Roli BOOKS, 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 320 pages. Published in 2008. New and Definitive Edition of the ancient Indian literary and erotic art classic. One of the greatest books of all time, in a stunningly beautiful modern production. This copy is still in the publisher's original tissue-paper shrinkwrap, and if opened, the latter will be ruined. Weighing 20 pounds, it will give Taschen's elephantine books a run for the money. The Lustre Press/Roli Books Edition is now rare. Re-presents, in a contemporary Deluxe Edition format, "Kama Sutra". The greatest erotic art and text of the antiquity. The publisher's text is quite helpful: "Gorgeously illustrated with 138 large reproductions of unabashedly erotic miniature paintings, this oversize Deluxe Edition 'Kama Sutra' is bound in purple linen, with gold foil stamping, and presented in a clamshell case lined in green silk and decorated with imagery from the book. Sandhya Mulchandani translates and interprets this ancient treatise on the art of sensual living. Sudhir Kakar explains how the 'Kama Sutra', in this day of freely discussed and depicted sex, is more vital than ever, exploring the 'why' of human sexuality more than the 'what' " (Publisher's blurb). Timeless and timely, "Kama Sutra" is relevant and beautiful, as guide and as art. An absolute "must-have" title for "Kama Sutra" collectors. This title is an erotic art classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is sitll in the publisher's original wrappers, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 138 color plates. One of the greatest texts of all time in a definitive new edition for our time. A flawless collectible copy. ISBN 8174366636. Bookseller Inventory # 16976
Synopsis: The Kama Sutra is a two thousand year old mystical treatize on sexuality - read and revered for generations. This first ever collector's edition takes a contemporary look at the perennial classic and pairs the ancient text with vibrantly colored and richly detailed illustrations.
Rare miniatures, gouache and tantric paintings are published here for the first time. The gold edged book comes in a hand made box made of pure silk. The lavish packaging and sumptuous production of the book makes it a remarkable keepsake.
About the Author: Sandhya Mulchandani has been an author and a journalist for well over two decades. She is the author of The Indian Man - His True Colours, Kama Sutra for Women, and Erotic Literature of Ancient India and has co-authored Love and Lust, an anthology of erotic literature from ancient and medieval India. She has also been working on a dissertation exploring ancient concepts of ethics and governance and their relevance and application in modern societies. She is interested in Advaita philosophy and classical music and lives in New Delhi with her husband and son.
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