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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

is identical with the Kama Shastra, or doctrines of love, and the words 

Koka Shastra and Kama Shastra are used indiscriminately. 

 

The work contains nearly eight hundred verses, and is divided into ten 

chapters, which are called Pachivedas. Some of the things treated of in 

this work are not to be found in the Vatsyayana, such as the four 

classes of women, viz., the Padmini, Chitrini, Shankini and Hastini, as 

also the enumeration of the days and hours on which the women of the 

different classes become subject to love. The author adds that he wrote 

these things from the opinions of Gonikaputra and Nandikeshwara, both of 

whom are mentioned by Vatsyayana, but their works are not now extant. It 

is difficult to give any approximate idea as to the year in which the 

work was composed. It is only to be presumed that it was written after 

that of Vatsyayana, and previous to the other works on this subject that 

are still extant. Vatsyayana gives the names of ten authors on the 

subject, all of whose works he had consulted, but none of which are 

extant, and does not mention this one. This would tend to show that 

Kukkoka wrote after Vatsya, otherwise Vatsya would assuredly have 

mentioned him as an author in this branch of literature along with the 

others. 

 

The author of the 'Five Arrows' (No. 2 in the list) was one Jyotirisha. 

He is called the chief ornament of poets, the treasure of the sixty-four 

arts, and the best teacher of the rules of music. He says that he 

composed the work after reflecting on the aphorisms of love as revealed 

by the gods, and studying the opinions of Gonikaputra, Muladeva, 

Babhravya, Ramtideva, Nundikeshwara and Kshemandra. It is impossible to 

say whether he had perused all the works of these authors, or had only 

heard about them; anyhow, none of them appear to be in existence now. 

This work contains nearly six hundred verses, and is divided into five 

chapters, called Sayakas or Arrows. 

 

The author of the 'Light of Love' (No. 3) was the poet Gunakara, the son 

of Vechapati. The work contains four hundred verses, and gives only a 

short account of the doctrines of love, dealing more with other 

matters. 

 

'The Garland of Love' (No. 4) is the work of the famous poet Jayadeva, 

who said about himself that he is a writer on all subjects. This 

treatise is, however, very short, containing only one hundred and 

twenty-five verses. 

 

The author of the 'Sprout of Love' (No. 5) was a poet called Bhanudatta. 


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