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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

 

"Here ends the part relating to the art of love in the commentary on the 

'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra,' a copy from the library of the king of kings, 

Vishaladeva, who was a powerful hero, as it were a second Arjuna, and 

head jewel of the Chaulukya family." 

 

Now it is well known that this king ruled in Guzerat from 1244 to 1262 

A.D., and founded a city called Visalnagur. The date, therefore, of the 

commentary is taken to be not earlier than the tenth and not later than 

the thirteenth century. The author of it is supposed to be one 

Yashodhara, the name given him by his preceptor being Indrapada. He 

seems to have written it during the time of affliction caused by his 

separation from a clever and shrewd woman, at least that is what he 

himself says at the end of each chapter. It is presumed that he called 

his work after the name of his absent mistress, or the word may have 

some connection with the meaning of her name. 

 

This commentary was most useful in explaining the true meaning of 

Vatsyayana, for the commentator appears to have had a considerable 

knowledge of the times of the older author, and gives in some places 

very minute information. This cannot be said of the other commentary, 

called "Sutra vritti," which was written about A.D., by Narsing Shastri, 

a pupil of a Sarveshwar Shastri; the latter was a descendant of Bhaskur, 

and so also was our author, for at the conclusion of every part he calls 

himself Bhaskur Narsing Shastra. He was induced to write the work by 

order of the learned Raja Vrijalala, while he was residing in Benares, 

but as to the merits of this commentary it does not deserve much 

commendation. In many cases the writer does not appear to have 

understood the meaning of the original author, and has changed the text 

in many places to fit in with his own explanations. 

 

A complete translation of the original work now follows. It has been 

prepared in complete accordance with the text of the manuscript, and is 

given, without further comments, as made from it. 

 

 


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