- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK (March 27 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140455582
- ISBN-13: 978-0140455588
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 141 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,124,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Penguin Classics Kama Sutra: A Guide To The Art Of Pleasure Paperback – Mar 27 2012
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About the Author
Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar was born in central India and educated at the universities of Allahabad and Oxford. A well-known translator of Sanskrit classics, he has also had a distinguished career as a diplomat, serving as Indian high commissioner to Kenya and the Seychelles, minister to the United States and ambassador to Portugal and Yugoslavia. His translations from the Sanskrit include The Shattered Thigh and Other Plays, Hitopadesa, Tales of the Ten Princes, Simhasana Dvatrimsika and Subhashitavali, all published as Penguin Classics. He has also compiled A Treasury of Sanskrit Poetry.