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The Kama Sutra — Challenging the Stereotype
Everybody wants to have a good life. But what does that mean? Hindus believe that one part of a good life is kama, a broad term that covers esthetic and sensual pleasure, desire, affection, love–and sex.
Some 2,000 years ago, possibly around the 2nd century CE, an Indian philosopher named Vātsyāyana wrote a text called the Kama Sutra (a sutra is a scripture), seven books of prose and poetry that teach the kama aspects of a well-lived life. In describing that life and how a well-off gentleman or lady would live it, however, Vātsyāyana also gave us a unique anthropological work, a rare portrait of an affluent ancient society that recognized the need to live a life in harmony.
We Dispel Myths and Open Horizons
Next week, Thursday September 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Discover a much more complex story about living a good life as Dr. Jansari dispels stereotypes by placing the Kama Sutra in context and shows how the Kama Sutra has influenced Indian culture down to the present–far more strait-laced–day.
We’re grateful to Pondicheri Café for their support of this event.
Get your tickets now by calling 713.639.7771 or online at MFAH Box Office