Who was Vatsyayana? What motivated this intriguing personality in the third century to compile ancient erotic texts, replete with his witty aphorisms, into the Kama Sutra, the ultimate treatise on love and the art of lovemaking? Kama is a fictionalised account of the life and times of Vatsyayana. Seemingly, a manual for the hedonist about town, the Kama Sutra reveals another tale—written in blood—of broken hearts, lyrical violence, ageless love, and unbridled lust!
Set in 273 AD, in a land fraught with war and unrest, Kama
is the story of a catastrophic day in a writer-artist’s life
that sets him off on a journey unto himself, beyond the boundaries of love, family and betrayal.This fast-paced story of tragedy and triumph beguiles and captivates as it flits seamlessly between an agonising past, an erotic present and a cataclysmic future.
About Jaya Misra
Jaya Misra is a writer, creative director and producer in the world of
television, films and documentaries. She has also nurtured projects
on sports, fashion and fiction.
Deeply influenced by the works of Anais Nin, Erica Jong, and Virginia
Woolf, Jaya takes a keen interest in issues pertaining to women's
rights. Jaya believes that Vatsyayana was not a mere ascetic, but one
of ancient India's first feminists.
Witty, passionate, caustic and opinionated, Jaya often writes tongue-in-cheek
articles under a popular pseudonym. Kama: The Story of the
Kama Sutra is her debut novel.