The best erotic texts from medieval India SELLING POINTS zz First book comprising five different texts from medieval India zzGoes beyond the ancient lessons of the Kamasutra to reveal the pleasures and secrets of the art of love making zz Illustrated with original miniatures and paintings THE BOOK Five Arrows of Kama presents five of the best erotic texts from medieval India Pururavasa Manasijasutram, Narmakelikutuhala Samvadam, Smarapradipika, Manmatha Samhita and Kadambari Swikaranakarika. Portraying delightfully different ways of living and loving, these texts discuss sex with disarming simplicity and in ways that remain relevant to the modern world. They recommend the pursuit of sexual pleasure, but not without mutual respect and knowledge, for, as the Kadambari Swikaranakarika says, only after having studied and experienced love can one hope to attain moksha. Relegated till now to the dusty obscurity of library shelves, the five literary gems collected in translation here for the first time prove that the iconic Kamasutra, perhaps India s best known export, is neither the first nor the last Indian book on sexuality. Illustrated with original miniatures and paintings, and including individual introductions to each of the five texts by the translator Sandhya Mulchandani, Five Arrows of Kama goes beyond the ancient lessons of the Kamasutra to reveal the pleasures and secrets of the art of love making.