The Verses of Desire
between 200 and 300 of our era,
in the northeast of India
on the south bank of the Ganges
in the former town of Pataliputra,
today's Patna in the state of Bihar,
nothing is known about
the author Vatsyayana Mallanaga.
In 1883 the Kamasutra appeared
for the first time in Europe.