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Kamasutra Mallanaga Vātsyāyana


Mallanaga Vātsyāyana

Published 1982
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Mallanaga Vātsyāyana is the name of an Indian philosopher in the Vedic tradition who lived some time in the Gupta period (4th to 6th centuries CE). His name appears as the author of the Kama Sutra and of Nyāya Sutra Bhāshya, the first commentary on Gotamas Nyāya Sutras. It is, however, unlikely that the same Vatsyayana authored both texts.Vatsyayana was a son of a Brahmin scholar. Some speculate that his childhood was spent largely in the brothel, where his favorite aunt worked. There, Vatsyayana is said to have gained his first, indelible impressions of sexual artifice and the arousal of desire