The text is written largely in prose form, with many inserted poetry verses. Kamasutra is the oldest surviving Hindu text on erotic love. The text acknowledges the Hindu concept of Purusharthas , and lists legitimate worldly desires, sexuality, and emotional fulfillment as one of the proper goals of life. Its chapters discuss methods for courtship, training in the arts to be socially engaging, finding a partner, flirting, maintaining power in a married life, when and how to commit adultery, sexual positions, and other topics. The majority of the book is about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, and how and when it is good or bad.
Kama Sutra - Wikipedia
Print Email Share. The fine arts in India have included an incredible variety of styles and methods of stone and wood carving, painting, bronze-casting, goldwork , textiles and other artistic production. Until the later second millennium CE, the majority of art in India had religious or mythological roots. Temples incorporated elaborate sculptures and other artwork and were architectural and artistic wonders intended to elevate the worshipper's encounter with the resident deity into an awesome experience. Examples of religious artworks from earlier periods existing today include sculptures from the Mauryan and Kushan age, Cholan bronzes , Gandharan Buddhist Sculpture , the art of the Gupta Empire, and the temples of Tamil Nadu with their exquisite bronzes. Examples of secular art include the illustrations for the Kama Sutra and other erotic texts and the luxurious court scenes in Ajanta and Ellora. The richly carved and decorated temples of the Cholan Empire also depicted stories of the king's victories.
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It takes its title from the ancient Indian text, the Kama Sutra and serves as a common link between the characters. In 16th-century India , Tara is a princess while Maya is her beautiful servant. They are best friends, but there is an undercurrent of jealousy and resentment, symbolised by the fact that Maya is given Tara's hand-me-down clothes and never anything new to wear. As the girls approach marriageable age, Tara resents that Maya is a better classical dancer than she is and that her parents and hunchback brother, Prince Bikram aka "Biki" show affection for her servant. Tara is prepared to marry Prince Raj Singh, but when the prince comes to view his future wife, he is instantly infatuated with Maya instead.