The Book of Love : In Search of The Kamasutra

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*James McConnachie’s elegant and stylish The Book of Love tells not only the story of how and where the Kamasutra came to be compiled, but paints an enticing picture of the society in which it was written, and follows the fate of the book from Classical India, through the scandal of its translation by Richard Burton, to the present.’ William Dalrymple, The Times

‘The Kamasutra is a book that has been more discussed than read, more argued over than understood, more sinned against than sinning. As James McConnachie’s scholarly, stylish and entertaining study shows, over the course of its 1,700-year history it has been all things to all men, from grubby under-the-counter sex manual to fount of the highest sensual-spiritual wisdom.’ Sunday Times

A fascinating cultural history which puts the Kamasutra back in its rightful position’ Daily Telegraph

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*James McConnachie’s elegant and stylish The Book of Love tells not only the story of how and where the Kamasutra came to be compiled, but paints an enticing picture of the society in which it was written, and follows the fate of the book from Classical India, through the scandal of its translation by Richard Burton, to the present.’ William Dalrymple, The Times

‘The Kamasutra is a book that has been more discussed than read, more argued over than understood, more sinned against than sinning. As James McConnachie’s scholarly, stylish and entertaining study shows, over the course of its 1,700-year history it has been all things to all men, from grubby under-the-counter sex manual to fount of the highest sensual-spiritual wisdom.’ Sunday Times

A fascinating cultural history which puts the Kamasutra back in its rightful position’ Daily Telegraph

 

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9781843543749

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