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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

THE 

 

KAMA SUTRA 

 

OF 

 

VATSYAYANA. 

 

TRANSLATED FROM THE SANSCRIT. 

 

IN SEVEN PARTS, 

 

WITH 

 

PREFACE, INTRODUCTION, 

 

AND 

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS. 

 

Reprint: 

 

_Cosmopoli: MDCCCLXXXIII: for the Kama Shastra Society of 

London and Benares, and for private circulation only._ 

 

 

 

 

DEDICATED 

 

TO THAT SMALL PORTION OF THE BRITISH PUBLIC 

WHICH TAKES ENLIGHTENED INTEREST IN 

STUDYING THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS 

OF THE OLDEN EAST. 

 

 

 

 

PREFACE. 

 

 

In the literature of all countries there will be found a certain number 

of works treating especially of love. Everywhere the subject is dealt 

with differently, and from various points of view. In the present 

publication it is proposed to give a complete translation of what is 

considered the standard work on love in Sanscrit literature, and which 

is called the 'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra,' or Aphorisms on Love, by 

Vatsyayana. 

 

While the introduction will bear with the evidence concerning the date 

of the writing, and the commentaries written upon it, the chapters 

following the introduction will give a translation of the work itself. 

It is, however, advisable to furnish here a brief analysis of works of 

the same nature, prepared by authors who lived and wrote years after 

Vatsya had passed away, but who still considered him as a great 

authority, and always quoted him as the chief guide to Hindoo erotic 

literature. 

 

Besides the treatise of Vatsyayana the following works on the same 

subject are procurable in India:-- 

 

1. The Ratirahasya, or secrets of love. 

 

2. The Panchasakya, or the five arrows. 

 

3. The Smara Pradipa, or the light of love. 

 

4. The Ratimanjari, or the garland of love. 

 

5. The Rasmanjari, or the sprout of love. 

 

6. The Anunga Runga, or the stage of love; also called 

Kamaledhiplava, or a boat in the ocean of love. 

 

The author of the 'Secrets of Love' (No. 1) was a poet named Kukkoka. He 

composed his work to please one Venudutta, who was perhaps a king. When 

writing his own name at the end of each chapter he calls himself "Siddha 

patiya pandita," _i.e._, an ingenious man among learned men. The work 

was translated into Hindi years ago, and in this the author's name was 

written as Koka. And as the same name crept into all the translations 

into other languages in India, the book became generally known, and the 

subject was popularly called Koka Shastra, or doctrines of Koka, which 


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