Love in a Dead Language


Love in a
Dead Language

by Lee Siegel


Below are three screen shots from the Kamasutra CD-ROM that Professor Leopold Roth began developing with a software company. The CD-ROM was never produced because, according to Roth, a rival version (translated by Lee Siegel) made it to market first.

You may also read an excerpt from Love in a Dead Language and meet the love interest of the novel. Also take a look at six pages of Lalita's term paper, The Mountain of Ecstasy, the Ocean of Bliss, which she submitted to Professor Roth for Asian Studies 150B, Introduction to Indian Civilization.


Kamasutra CD-ROM--Sanskrit text screen
Kamasutra CD-ROM--French translation screen
Kamasutra CD-ROM--Sanskrit commentary in translation screen

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Lee Siegel
Love in a Dead Language
©1999, 398 pages, 40 line drawings
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 0-226-75697-1
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 0-226-75699-8

For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to the webpage for Love in a Dead Language.

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