The Quest for Love relooks at the iconic text of Indian Erotic Art.
The book celebrates the sensitivities of the 21st century woman through the gaze of a woman. Unlike most translations and interpretations of the Kama Sutra which have been authored by men and naturally, therefore, adopt a male bias, this crosses the boundaries of the classical treatise on the aphorisms of love, transposing its context to the modern day.
It has been illustrated from museums across the world, and is a rich and stunning portrayal of the most precious treasures of Indian art.
The book dares to challenge, question, muse over, analyse and compel you to stretch the frontiers of your mind towards the hard-hitting reality of gender expression. Thoroughly researched and appropriately illustrated, it propels you through the uncharted territory of the ‘different’.
The book features the boldness and unambiguity that persists in the Indian sexuality. It documents the sculptures that adorn the walls of the temples with sensual details of men and women in the motions of love. It’s a representation of love as a divine union.
It describes the subject in a myriad ways. Erotica finally found the focus it deserved in this book. It also studies the erotic visual imagery from ancient India to the contemporary representations currents of globalisation, and the impact of Western art on the modern artist.