A new text-only translation of Kama Sutra by a former diplomat was released on Friday.
Ambassador A N D Haksar’s “Kama Sutra: A Guide to the Art of Pleasure” is an attempt to break the stereotypical image of the 1,800-year-old ancient text as just a sex guide.
“Kama Sutra has become synonymous with sex. Its projection today is like that only. An honest reading of the original book is enough to convey the message that it has wider range of coverage that includes social relationships between men and women. Sex is just a part of it,” Haksar told media persons.
“Numerous editions of Kama Sutra which are not original are full of sexual pictures. The original book has no such pictures. Its image as just as a pictorial sex book has persisted,” he says.Agencies