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Kama Jacket-India G5 12-01-05

DANE

The

Complete Illustrated

Kama Sutra
THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED

Kama Sutra

LANCE DANE is a writer,
photographer, renowned
scholar, and the founder of
the Sanskriti Museum of
Everyday Art in Delhi. He
has dedicated over five
decades to researching
and archiving all aspects of the Kama Sutra
and other pre-Vedic and Vedic classical erotica.
His private collections of over 9,000 books on
Indian art and architecture and his 300,000
archival photographs are housed in the Indira
Gandhi National Centre for Arts in New Delhi.
He lives in India.

INNER TRADITIONS
ROCHESTER, VERMONT
Cover design by Peri Champine
Cover images from the collection of Lance Dane

INNER
TRADITIONS

EDITED BY LANCE DANE

SEXUALITY

$25.00

The

Complete Illustrated

Kama Sutra
Completely illustrated for the first time, the
Hindu love classic the Kama Sutra constitutes
the most famous work on sex ever created.
Written almost 2,000 years ago, the Kama Sutra
deals with all aspects of sexual life, including the
principles and techniques of sexual pleasure and
how to best achieve ecstatic union.
In this complete and illustrated guide Lance
Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra text with 250
illustrations and great works of art from coins,
palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, ancient toys,
jewelry, architecture, ivory combs, birch bark,
cloth, paintings, frescoes, and scrolls. Gathered
from museums and private collections around
the world—as well as the author’s
own collection of over 300,000
photographs—these rare images
clearly illustrate all 64 sexual
positions and the
erotic instructions
set forth in the
Kama Sutra. The
result is a dazzling and
sensuous reading
experience through
which the teachings
of the Kama Sutra
spring to life.

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Kama Sutra

INNER TRADITIONS
Rochester, Vermont

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Inner Traditions
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
www.InnerTraditions.com
Copyright © 2003 Lance Dane and Brijbasi Art Press Ltd
Text and photographs by Lance Dane
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any
form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without
permission in writing from the publisher.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Vatsyayana.
[Kamasutra. English]
The complete illustrated Kama Sutra / edited by Lance Dane.
p. cm.
ISBN 13: 978-089281138-0
10: 0-89281138-2 (cloth)
1. Sex. 2. Love. 3. Sexual intercourse. 4. Erotic literature, Indic.
5. Erotic art-India. I. Dane, Lance. II. Title.
HQ470.S3V3 2003
613.9'6-dc21
2003051090

10 9 8 7 6
Text design and layout by Utsav Bhattacharya
This book was produced by Brijbasi Art Press Ltd.

Captions: (Page 1) The exuberant Rajput prince embraces his beloved and plays with her
feet. (Pages 2-3) Shiva and Parvati share affectionate moments as their sons Ganesh, the
elephant god and Kartikeya are engrossed in their own activities and the tiger and Nandi,
the bull laze around. (Page 5) A young nayika waits anxiously and yearns for her lover.
(Pages 6-7) The amazingly attractive nayika in a flowing skirt stretches one leg out and
places the other on her lover's shoulder, then switches positions and continues to do so
alternately in a posture described as splitting of a bamboo.

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Inner Traditions
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
www.InnerTraditions.com
Copyright © 2003 Lance Dane and Brijbasi Art Press Ltd
Text and photographs by Lance Dane
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any
form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without
permission in writing from the publisher.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Vatsyayana.
[Kamasutra. English]
The complete illustrated Kama Sutra / edited by Lance Dane.
p. cm.
ISBN 13: 978-089281138-0
10: 0-89281138-2 (cloth)
1. Sex. 2. Love. 3. Sexual intercourse. 4. Erotic literature, Indic.
5. Erotic art-India. I. Dane, Lance. II. Title.
HQ470.S3V3 2003
613.9'6-dc21
2003051090

10 9 8 7 6
Text design and layout by Utsav Bhattacharya
This book was produced by Brijbasi Art Press Ltd.

Captions: (Page 1) The exuberant Rajput prince embraces his beloved and plays with her
feet. (Pages 2-3) Shiva and Parvati share affectionate moments as their sons Ganesh, the
elephant god and Kartikeya are engrossed in their own activities and the tiger and Nandi,
the bull laze around. (Page 5) A young nayika waits anxiously and yearns for her lover.
(Pages 6-7) The amazingly attractive nayika in a flowing skirt stretches one leg out and
places the other on her lover's shoulder, then switches positions and continues to do so
alternately in a posture described as splitting of a bamboo.

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presses her breasts against a man sitting or standing.

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Contents
Preface to Kama Sutra 11
Introduction to Kama Sutra 16
Book 1 — General Principles
Study of the Shastras 23
Dharma, artha, kama 25
Study of arts, sciences 31
Man about town 37
Nayikas and messengers 47

Book 2 — Love-play and Sexual Union
Sexual union 57
The embrace 67
The kiss 73
Pressing and nail marks 81
The bite 89
Sexual vigor and intensity 95
Striking and spontaneous sounds 103
Donning the male role 107
Oral congress 115
Beginning and end of congress 123

Book 3 — Courtship and Marriage
Betrothal and marriage 131
Instilling confidence in the bride 135
Courting a maid 143
Behavior of the couple 150
Kinds of marriage 159

Book 4 — The Wife
Duties of a wife 169
Senior and junior wives 175

Book 5 — Seducing the Wives of Others
Characteristics of men and women 189
Getting acquainted 199
Ascertaining emotions 205
Duties of a go-between 211
Behavior of a king 221
Conduct of ladies of the inner court 231

Book 6 — The Courtesan
Beguiling the right man 245
Living as his wife 253
Acquiring wealth 263
Reconciliation 269
Special gains 277
Gains and losses 287

Book 7 — Secret Lore, Extraneous Stimulation, and Sexual Power
Beautifying the body 299
Regarding virility 307

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Contents
Preface to Kama Sutra 11
Introduction to Kama Sutra 16
Book 1 — General Principles
Study of the Shastras 23
Dharma, artha, kama 25
Study of arts, sciences 31
Man about town 37
Nayikas and messengers 47

Book 2 — Love-play and Sexual Union
Sexual union 57
The embrace 67
The kiss 73
Pressing and nail marks 81
The bite 89
Sexual vigor and intensity 95
Striking and spontaneous sounds 103
Donning the male role 107
Oral congress 115
Beginning and end of congress 123

Book 3 — Courtship and Marriage
Betrothal and marriage 131
Instilling confidence in the bride 135
Courting a maid 143
Behavior of the couple 150
Kinds of marriage 159

Book 4 — The Wife
Duties of a wife 169
Senior and junior wives 175

Book 5 — Seducing the Wives of Others
Characteristics of men and women 189
Getting acquainted 199
Ascertaining emotions 205
Duties of a go-between 211
Behavior of a king 221
Conduct of ladies of the inner court 231

Book 6 — The Courtesan
Beguiling the right man 245
Living as his wife 253
Acquiring wealth 263
Reconciliation 269
Special gains 277
Gains and losses 287

Book 7 — Secret Lore, Extraneous Stimulation, and Sexual Power
Beautifying the body 299
Regarding virility 307


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