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Pleasure and Patriarchy: The Discourse of Dharma and the Figure of the Wife

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Two explores the hegemonic discourse of dharma or moral law articulated in the Mānava Dharmaśāstra as the historical context to which the discourse of ars erotica in the Kamasutra came as a ... More


The Courtesan and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Three shows how the discourse of ars erotica in the Kāmasūtra historically originated in the figure of the courtesan. It locates the figure of the courtesan along two lines: as a historical ... More


Foucault and the Notion of Ars Erotica: Pleasure as Desubjectivation

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter One sets up some of the main themes of the book by way of an exploration into Foucault’s contrast between scientia sexualis or science of sexuality and ars erotica or erotic arts in the first ... More


Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Sanjay K. Gautam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is an historical exploration into the origins of the the Kāmasūtra, a treatise on sexual-erotic pleasure, and the Nātyaśāstra, a treatise on theater, music, dance, and aesthetic pleasure in ... More


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