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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

rams, and other spectacles, they should return home in the afternoon in 

the same manner, bringing with them bunches of flowers, &c. 

 

The same also applies to bathing in summer in water from which wicked or 

dangerous animals have previously been taken out, and which has been 

built in on all sides. 

 

 

_Other Social Diversions._ 

 

Spending nights playing with dice. Going out on moonlight nights. 

Keeping the festive day in honour of spring. Plucking the sprouts and 

fruits of the mangoe trees. Eating the fibres of lotuses. Eating the 

tender ears of corn. Picnicing in the forests when the trees get their 

new foliage. The Udakakashvedika or sporting in the water. Decorating 

each other with the flowers of some trees. Pelting each other with the 

flowers of the Kadamba tree, and many other sports which may either be 

known to the whole country, or may be peculiar to particular parts of 

it. These and similar other amusements should always be carried on by 

citizens. 

 

The above amusements should be followed by a person who diverts himself 

alone in company with a courtesan, as well as by a courtesan who can do 

the same in company with her maid servants or with citizens. 

 

A Pithamarda[26] is a man without wealth, alone in the world, whose only 

property consists of his Mallika,[27] some lathering, substance and a 

red cloth, who comes from a good country, and who is skilled in all the 

arts; and by teaching these arts is received in the company of citizens, 

and in the abode of public women. 

 

A Vita[28] is a man who has enjoyed the pleasures of fortune, who is a 

compatriot of the citizens with whom he associates, who is possessed of 

the qualities of a householder, who has his wife with him, and who is 

honoured in the assembly of citizens, and in the abodes of public women, 

and lives on their means and on them. 

 

A Vidushaka[29] (also called a Vaihasaka, _i.e._, one who provokes 

laughter) is a person only acquainted with some of the arts who is a 

jester, and who is trusted by all. 

 

These persons are employed in matters of quarrels and reconciliations 

between citizens and public women. 

 

This remark applies also to female beggars, to women with their heads 

shaved, to adulterous women, and to old public women skilled in all the 

various arts. 

 

Thus a citizen living in his town or village, respected by all, should 

call on the persons of his own caste who may be worth knowing. He should 

converse in company and gratify his friends by his society, and obliging 


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