By Vatsyayana

Translated by Richard Burton, Bhagavanlal Indrajit, and Shivaram Parashuram Bhide

Long before The Joy of Sex, Masters and Johnson, or Dr. Ruth, there was Vatsyayana’s The Kama Sutra, or “Aphorisms on Love.” This ancient text, translated from Sanskrit into English in the nineteenth century by Sir Richard Burton, along with Bhagavanlal Indragit and Shivaram Parashuram Bhide, has stood the test of time as a thoughtful treatise on the art of lovemaking.

In 1,250 verses divided into seven parts and thirty-six chapters, The Kama Sutra contemplates everything from the “courtship, and the manifestation of the feelings by outward signs and deeds” to “the ways of exciting desire.” An insightful consideration of the connections between sensual pleasure and spiritual enlightenment, this classic work presents a sincere and civilized approach to sexuality that modern readers will find refreshing and inspirational.

Available for the iPhone™ and iPod Touch®