It also documents the sociology of sex in India eighteen centuries ago.
But the new version, written by Lady b wolverhampton. The book also encourages women to seek out suhra a "fatalist wanting to spend his money fast" or a man "with a steady income" who is "as strong as a bull in sex", "full of life and not addicted to drinking" and "who flirts with them but is not in their control". But now, the Kama Sutra is to be updated in a new version, presented as a "lifestyle guide for the modern man and woman".
Although Burton published this, the most widely known English translation, he was not the author of the translation, although he did provide footnotes and the introduction. Gone are the erotic drawings and sexual illustrations that have accompanied various translations of the ancient Hindu text.
Instead, the new edition, to be published by Penguin, will be a text-only pocket-sized handbook, described as a "classy" manual "covering every aspect of love and relationships". She said: "This is the most accurate, authentic version to date. The bulk of the translation was performed by an Indian archaeologist, Bhagvanlal Indraji and civil servant Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, with the assistance of a student, Shivaram Pashuram Bhide.
Alexis Kirschbaum, the editorial director at Penguin said that the new version of the book, which will be published in Februarywould be "less pornographic, and more a lifestyle guide for the urbane and modern gentleman and woman". Jump to Kama Sutra updated as 'classy' new guide to ksrma life and relationships A new version of the Kama Sutra, the ancient Indian book long seen as the ultimate sex manual, is to be published as a "lifestyle guide for the modern man rewding woman".
English versions of the Kama Sutra have been widely based on the 19th-century translation by the explorer and orientalist, Sir Richard Francis Burton, often featuring erotic illustrations to enhance Burton's old-fashioned language. Mr Haksar said: "The common perception of the Kama Sutra is that it is only about sex, but any honest reading of the book shows that it is about lifestyle and social relations between human birls.
The second and longest book outlines tips on how to enhance sexual pleasure and provides detailed descriptions of intricate sexual positions. The book also includes relationship advice for women, such as avoiding men who talk sutraa much or who have "breath which smells of crows".
This is one of the first systematic studies of human sexual behavior in world literature. Until now, the Kama Sutra has always been presented as a scandalous, s hippie-influenced pornographic sex book. The grls other sections deal with social etiquette and good-living, courtship, marriage, extramarital relations, mistresses and courtesans and advice on how to enhance one's physical attractiveness.
It was written by Mallanaga Vatsyayana in the 2nd century CE.