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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

and entertain her with a loving and agreeable conversation. Thus end the 

duties of the day. 

 

The following are the things to be done occasionally as diversions or 

amusements. 

 

1. Holding festivals[23] in honour of different Deities. 

 

2. Social gatherings of both sexes. 

 

3. Drinking parties. 

 

4. Picnics. 

 

5. Other social diversions. 

 

 

_Festivals._ 

 

On some particular auspicious day, an assembly of citizens should be 

convened in the temple of Saraswati.[24] There the skill of singers, and 

of others who may have come recently to the town, should be tested, and 

on the following day they should always be given some rewards. After 

that they may either be retained or dismissed, according as their 

performances are liked or not by the assembly. The members of the 

assembly should act in concert, both in times of distress as well as in 

times of prosperity, and it is also the duty of these citizens to show 

hospitality to strangers who may have come to the assembly. What is said 

above should be understood to apply to all the other festivals which may 

be held in honour of the different Deities, according to the present 

rules. 

 

 

_Social Gatherings._ 

 

When men of the same age, disposition and talents, fond of the same 

diversions and with the same degree of education, sit together in 

company with public women,[25] or in an assembly of citizens, or at the 

abode of one among themselves, and engage in agreeable discourse with 

each other, such is called a sitting in company or a social gathering. 

The subjects of discourse are to be the completion of verses half 

composed by others, and the testing the knowledge of one another in the 

various arts. The women who may be the most beautiful, who may like the 

same things that the men like, and who may have power to attract the 

minds of others, are here done homage to. 

 

 

_Drinking Parties._ 

 

Men and women should drink in one another's houses. And here the men 

should cause the public women to drink, and should then drink 

themselves, liquors such as the Madhu, Aireya, Sara, and Asawa, which 

are of bitter and sour taste; also drinks concocted from the barks of 

various trees, wild fruits and leaves. 

 

 

_Going to Gardens or Picnics._ 

 

In the forenoon, men, having dressed themselves should go to gardens on 

horseback, accompanied by public women and followed by servants. And 

having done there all the duties of the day, and passed the time in 

various agreeable diversions, such as the fighting of quails, cocks and 


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