Lazzat al-nisâ (The pleasure of women)

Bibliothèque nationale de France




Shelf mark: Suppl. persan 1804.
Date: 18th C.
Size: 16 x 22,5 cm.
200 pages and 51 miniatures.
Full-colour commentary volume (204 p.) by Hormoz Ebrahimnejad (University of Southampton), Willem Floor (Independent scholar) and Hasan Javadi (University of California, Berkeley).
Unique and unrepeatable first edition, strictly limited to 987 numbered and authenticated copies.
978-84-96400-97-9

Lazzat al-nisâ (The pleasure of women) Bibliothèque nationale de France Bibliothèque nationale de France

Shelf mark: Suppl. persan 1804.
Date: 18th C.
Size: 16 x 22,5 cm.
200 pages and 51 miniatures.
Full-colour commentary volume (204 p.) by Hormoz Ebrahimnejad (University of Southampton), Willem Floor (Independent scholar) and Hasan Javadi (University of California, Berkeley).
Unique and unrepeatable first edition, strictly limited to 987 numbered and authenticated copies.
978-84-96400-97-9





Commentary volume

Lazzat al-nisâ (The pleasure of women) Bibliothèque nationale de France



CONTENTS
 
  • From the Editor to the Reader
 
  • Lazzat al-nisâ and Its Significance in the Erotic Literature of the Persianate World.
Hormoz Ebrahimnejad (University of Southampton)
 
  • Lazzat al-nisâ. Translation.
Willem Floor (Independent Scholar), Hasan Javadi (University of California, Berkeley) and Hormoz Ebrahimnejad (University of Southampton)
 


ISBN : 978-84-16509-20-1

Commentary volume available in English, French or Spanish.





Description

Lazzat al-nisâ (The pleasure of women) Bibliothèque nationale de France


In Muslim India numerous treatises were written on sexology. Many of them included prescriptions concerning problems dealing with virility or, more precisely, with masculine sexual arousal. The Sanskrit text which is considered the primary source for all Persian translations is known as the Koka Shastra (or Ratirahasya) —derived from its author’s name, Pandit Kokkoka—, a title that was later given to all treatises in the genre. The Koka Shastra by Kokkoka was probably not the only such text known to Muslim authors.

The Lazzat al-nisâ is a Persian translation of the Koka’’stra, which contains descriptions of the four different types of women and indicates the days and hours of the day in which each type is more prone to love. The author quotes all the different works he has consulted, which have not survived to this day.



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