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Indian titles part of obscene books shelf

Oxford University’s Bodleian Library

By: Keerthi Mohan

by Amit Roy Oxford University’s world renowned Bodleian Library has revealed it has been collecting books considered “too sexually explicit” for ordinary users of the library for well over a century. On the list of 3,000 once restricted books are several Indian titles, among them the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana (complete translation from the original Sanskrit by S C Upadhyaya, with a foreword by Moti Chandra). There is also a 1928 edition of The loves of Rādhā and Krishna (English versions from Chandīdāsa, Amaru and Mayūra) by Edward Powys Mathers (1892-1939). “We also have The Pop Up Kama Sutra!” a…

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