Ananga Ranga

Richard Francis Burton

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This is Richard Francis Burton's translation of the Ananga Ranga, a 16th-century Indian sex manual written by Kalyana malla. The text describes various sexual positions, techniques, and advice for both men and women, drawing on the much earlier Kama Sutra. The title Ananga Ranga means 'The Stage of Love' or 'The Garden of Love' in Sanskrit. The purpose of the work was to emphasize that one woman can satisfy a man's needs entirely. The book offers guidance on how a husband can cultivate love and affection for his wife by exploring sexual pleasure. Through this, the husband can experience immense pleasure and satisfaction from being with his wife, and the progressive exploration of diverse sexual pleasures can foster harmony between the spouses, preventing boredom and weariness from settling in.

This book has 27,279 words, 53 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1885.

Production notes: This ebook of Ananga Ranga was published by Global Grey on the 15th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Stolen Interview' by Raja Ravi Varma.

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