The Growth and development of erotic literature in India went through Vedic references to female beauty, erotics, and sex dialogues of yam-yami & others etc. Earnest pursuit of knowledge of sexual matters appeared in the Upnishadie period. The fruition of this came from the tradition of Nandi, svtaketu, Babhravya & Vatsyayana and the later writers.
Later on, scientific pursuit of sexual knowledge was over shadowed by erotic poetry. Commented upon by Aandavardhan on different context it upholds the intrinsic poetic excellence of these erotics poems vide.
This was followed by the trend of describing the beauty of female body in great details. The present work "Sringara Kavya" of Shankar belongs to the last trends, and there too it confines itself to dealing with female bosom.