The most widely known translation of Vatsyana’s ancient text on love and lovemaking is this edition from renowned traveler and writer Sir Richard Francis Burton. Kevin Pariseau, the narrator of this audiobook, treats the source with a scholarly air, providing a serious tone for what Burton saw as both an ethnographic curiosity and a beautifully plain, erudite, and systematic description of the sensual arts. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana will be of great interest to anyone curious about rich ancient cultures or about learned teachings on love, both physical and spiritual, which remain ageless and valuable to many looking for a pleasurable and harmonious life.
This is a sensitive exploration of the joys and pleasures of physical consummation. The Kama Sutra has often been described as "the first sexual manual", but the original Hindu script has a strong religious basis, and highlights love in all its forms.