Kamasutra is an ancient text written in Sanskrit by Vatsyayana. It is the ‘go to’ book for an individual’s queries and desires on sexual behaviour.
The ancient Hindu text is widely regarded as the standard work on sexual behaviour. Not just Indians but people from across the world refer to the textbook.
‘Kama’ implies sexual desire while ‘Sutra’ means a thread or line that holds things together. Together, Kamasutra is a manual that contains a set of rules and advice for fulfilling sexual needs.
A part of the Kamasutra offers practical advice on sexual intercourse and the different ways and positions to indulge in love-making.
However, the textbook is not just a sexual manual as perceived popularly. It also offers advice on the way we should live.
It lays bare the theory of love, what causes desire, what sustains it, also how and when it is good or bad.