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Sexuality in ancient India

a study based on the Pali Vinayapitaka

by L. P. N. Perera

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Published by Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in [Kelaniya?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tipiṭaka. Vinayapiṭaka -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Sex -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementL.P.N. Perera.
    ContributionsUniversity of Kelaniya. Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ1187 .P47 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 282 p. ;
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL946076M
    ISBN 10955904415X
    LC Control Number95902956

      India's ancient book of erotic love assumes sexual freedom for women that would have raised the hackles of today's puritans, says leading Indologist Wendy Doniger.   Sex was taught as a subject in formal education, and Kamasutra, the world’s first sex treatise, was written in ancient India between the 4th Century BCE and the 2nd Century.

    The Culture and Civilisation of Ancient India in Historical Outline D. D. Kosambi Preface 1. THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE The Indian Scene The Modern Ruling Class The Difficulties Facing the Historian The Need to Study Rural and Tribal Society The Villages Recapitulation 2. PRIMITIVE LIFE AND PREHISTORY The.   Van Gulik, Robert. () Sexual Life in Ancient China. Netherlands: E. J. Brill. Wile, Douglas. () Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics Including Women's Solo Meditation. New York: State University of New York Press. Ancient China Links Ancient Bronze Dildos Unearthed in China Ancient China to Modern Times Art of the Orient Books on Oriental Sex.

    sexual practices discussed do not necessarily head towards procreation but rather pleasure. Thus non-procreative sexual practice, a form of non-normative or queer deviation from prescribed sexual practice is represented within ancient India. One of the liminalities of sexuality studies of .


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While during the s and s in the west, many people discovered the ancient culture of sexual liberalism in India as a source for western free love movements, and neo-Tantric philosophy, India itself is currently the more prudish culture, embodying Victorian sensibilities that were abandoned decades ago in their country of origin.

In this scholarly book, Wendy Doniger seeks to highlight what the book reveals about life in ancient India, the mores and practices, and the surprisingly modern outlook to sex and sexuality.

Sacred Sexuality in the Ancient World In the late 18th century, classical scholars began to take note of a phenomena which they termed 'Priapus worship'.

This was a complex of religious ideas in antiquity including phallic votive objects, fertility ceremonies, sacred prostitution, female and hermaphroditic creator deities, and other heterodox. Sexuality in India - Wikipedia. Sexuality in ancient India. [Kelaniya?]: Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: L P N Perera; University of Kelaniya.

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Routledge ed., v. 1, p. The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment in life. Attributed to Vātsyāyana, the Kama Sutra is neither exclusively nor predominantly a sex manual on sex positions, but written as a guide to the art of living well, the nature of love, finding a life partner, maintaining one's love life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented.

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