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The Resource The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra, Sudhir Kakar

The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra, Sudhir Kakar

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The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra
Title
The ascetic of desire
Title remainder
a novel of the Kamasutra
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Sudhir Kakar
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Kamasutra is the most widely read treatise on sex ever written, although the man who chronicled all there was to experience between men and women remains a mystery. In The Ascetic of Desire, Sudhir Kakar tells the story of the Kamasutra's author, Vatsyayana, and his times - the fourth century A.D., considered the golden age of Indian history." "In The Ascetic of Desire, the elusive sage Vatsyayana recounts his youth to a pupil, the son of a Brahmin scholar, who is embarking on his first exploration of the sensual life. The young man, planning to write Vatsyayana's biography, listens dutifully as Vatsyayana shares stories of a childhood spent largely in the brothel where his favorite aunt worked. There Vatsyayana gained his first, indelible impressions of sexual artifice and the arousal of desire. Side by side with the unfolding of Vatsyayana's life is the story of a young man's coming of age, as the pupil finds, to his consternation, that his own life has begun to reflect and parallel the ascetic's narrative. At the point where their stories intersect, the unexpected happens."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
The enigmatic author of the Kama Sutra comes alive in this compelling novel narrated by his pupil, the son of a Brahmin scholar who has himself recently embarked on a journey of erotic exploration. Original
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037170
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.K273
LC item number
A83 2000
Literary form
fiction
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a novel of the Kamasutra.
Label
The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra, Sudhir Kakar
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Publication
Control code
1924068
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9781585670079
Lccn
99059585
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42912600
  • (OCoLC)42912600
Label
The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra, Sudhir Kakar
Publication
Control code
1924068
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9781585670079
Lccn
99059585
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42912600
  • (OCoLC)42912600

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