The Kamasutra, attributed to the sage Vatsyayana and written in the early centuries of the Christian era. It is remarkable work which gives detailed instruction on erotic technique and much very valuable information about the life of the ancient Indian. Sexuality was not looked on as mere vent for the animal passions of the male, but as a refined mutual relationship. There was much tenderness in love-making Vatsyayana gives a detailed example of the courtship of a newly married bride for her husband, which would win the approval of most modern psychologists.
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Sir Richard Burton was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. He was a prolific author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including travel, fencing and ethnography.