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Lazzat Un Nisa (from Arabic: لذّتُ النّساThe Pleasure of Woman) is an erotic Indian anecdote[1][2][3][4] in the Persian language. It depicts the art of sex through the role of jewellery and perfume in lovemaking, erotic writing as literature, and pornography as aphrodisiac. The Book was hand-illustrated and hand-copied in Urdu and Persian in 1850 by writer Mohammed Abdul Latif Muzdar Mehdune.

Lazzat Un Nisa
لذّتُ النّسا
AuthorMohammed Abdul Latif Muzdar Mehdune
LanguageUrdu, Persian
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The original manuscript was published during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah. In the fifteenth century, the court of Bidar patronized such erotic works as the Thadkirat al-Shahawat (List of aphrodisiacs) and Sringara Manjari (erotic Bouquets). Lizzat Un Nisa is one of the few surviving erotics works from the period.[5] There is another Kitab ul-Laddhat un-nisa which was written for a certain vizir Kukapondat by the same content and translated from Parsi into Russian. Actually the book itself has no pornographic or explicit sexual bias. It gives instructions how to classify women from their outer aspect starting from their apparel and ending with some parts of their body. In the Middle Ages Central Asia was the most important urbanized complex of cities and the area thrived of scientific research especially in the medical and terapeutic sciences (Avicenna and Rhazes were born there) and therefore it is very interesting to read which, maybe for a man living in these frantic cities, unexpected defaults could show up in the sexual life when making acquaintance with ladies and how he/she could recur to be treated by a doctor and by which special medical recipes. Lately this book became available in Italian with historical comments as per attached bibliography.

A copy of the original manuscript was last seen in the state museum in Public Gardens in Hyderabad.


The main subject of the story is a man named Harichand, who under orders of a king, embarks on a journey to collect exotic gifts and beautiful women for the pleasures of the king. The manuscript provides advice on various sexual techniques. It has a section on how to arouse a woman and observations based on sizes of a woman's vagina [2] and also a brief list of lengths of the phallus.

The book has couplets on the nature of men and the qualities of men and women. It has as many as 30 couplets describing Padmini, the woman with the most excellent qualities among the four types of women described.

It has chapters on other three women types — Chetani, Sankhini and Hastini. Then there are separate couplets on different methods one should adopt with each of the four women types. It also deals with the nerves that have sexual stimulation, besides precautions to be observed during pregnancy.[6]


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  2. ^ a b Lazzat Un Nisa,translated by Jane Fine, 2002, Classex Books Private Limited, ISBN 81-7858-003-9, 121 pages.
  3. ^ The Hindu's article about Lazzat Un Nisa retrieved Dec 06, 2006
  4. ^ Lazzat un-niso Nur publisher, 1991 ISBN 5-640-01094-0
  5. ^ Scent in the Islamic Garden: A Study of Deccani Urdu Literary Sources ISBN 0-19-579334-X
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6. Aldo C. Marturano/Haidar Bababekov/Mahmud Hasanov - LE VIRTÙ ATTRATTIVE DELLE DONNE, 2016

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