The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature. It is over 1,700 years old, yet it remains a best seller to this day. Part of the reason, of course, is its incredible advice and creativity in the art of loving. But it is much more than that.
The book goes way beyond sexual advice in discussing how to achieve Dharma, the acquisition of religious merit; Artha, the acquisition of wealth and property; and, of course, Kama, or how to achieve pleasure and sensual gratification. In addition, the book is a fascinationg look at the customs and lifestyle of an ancient civilization.
This unabridged editon of the famous Sir Richard Francis Burton translation of The Kama Sutra includes only the most essential translator's notes and comments, so that the words and thoughts of Vatsyayana may be easily understood.