Sexual Fables

This article accompanies the fable
Kama Sutra


1821                Sir Richard Burton born
1842-49           Burton in India
1857                Obscene Publications Act in the UK
                        Indian Mutiny
1861                Burton marries Isabel
1871                Burton transferred to Trieste
1877                Herman Hesse born
1883                Burton publishes The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
1885                Burton publishes Ananga Ranga, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
1886                Burton finishes The Perfumed Garden
                        Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis is published
1890                Death of Burton
1893                Burton biography by his wife Isabel
1894                Aldous Huxley born
1895                Krishnamurti born
1901-2             Aleister Crowley visits India
1904                Birth of Joseph Campbell
                        Hesse marries Maria
1909                Krishnamurti embraced by the Theosophists
1911                Hesse visits India
1917                Maharishi Mahesh Yogi born
1918                Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West published
1919                Massacre in Amritsar by the British
                        Hesse publishes Demian but his marriage is finished
1922                Hesse publishes Siddhartha (he started it in 1919 and finished it in 1920)
                        Krishnamurti’s life-changing experience in Ojai
1923                Arthur Moeller van den Bruck’s The Third Reich published
1925                Guru Dutt born
1925-26           Aldous Huxley visit to India
1927                Hesse’s Steppenwolf is published
1929                Krishnamurti dissolves Theosophist religion
1931                Birth of Rajneesh (Osho)
1932                Hesse publishes Journey to the East
1937                Huxley and his wife move to Hollywood
1938                Beginning of Huxley’s interest in Krishnamurti
                        Campbell marries his wife Jean
1940                Thomas Mann’s The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
1943                Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game published
1945                Aldous Huxley publishes The Perennial Philosophy
1948                Indian independence
1949                Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces
1951                Hesse’s Siddartha published in the U.S.
1954                Huxley’s The Doors of Perception published (and Heaven and Hell in 1956)
1954                Campbell’s first visit to India
1962                Aldous Huxley’s Island published
                        UK passes the Commonwealth Immigrants Act
                        Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam released
                        Beatles get their first recording contract
                        Death of Hermann Hesse
                        Pete Best fired
                        India military defeat by China
1963                Death of Huxley
1964                Death of Guru Dutt; Meena Kumari separates from her husband
1968                Beatles in Rishikesh; The Beatles (White Album)
1972                Death of Meena Kumari and Geeta Dutt
1980                Death of John Lennon
1987                Death of Joseph Campbell
1990                Death of Rajneesh (Osho)

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