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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

others by his assistance in various matters, he should cause them to 

assist one another in the same way. 

 

There are some verses on this subject as follows:-- 

 

A citizen discoursing, not entirely in the Sanscrit language,[30] nor 

wholly in the dialects of the country, on various topics in society, 

obtains great respect. The wise should not resort to a society disliked 

by the public, governed by no rules, and intent on the destruction of 

others. But a learned man living in a society which acts according to 

the wishes of the people, and which has pleasure for its only object is 

highly respected in this world. 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[Footnote 13: This term would appear to apply generally to an inhabitant 

of Hindoostan. It is not meant only for a dweller in a city, like the 

Latin Urbanus as opposed to Rusticus.] 

 

[Footnote 14: Gift is peculiar to a Brahman, conquest to a Kshatrya, 

while purchase, deposit, and other means of acquiring wealth belongs to 

the Vaishya.] 

 

[Footnote 15: Natural garden flowers.] 

 

[Footnote 16: Such as quails, partridges, parrots, starlings, &c.] 

 

[Footnote 17: The calls of nature always performed by the Hindoos the 

first thing in the morning.] 

 

[Footnote 18: A colour made from lac.] 

 

[Footnote 19: This would act instead of soap, which was not introduced 

until the rule of the Mahomedans.] 

 

[Footnote 20: Ten days are allowed when the hair is taken out with a pair 

of pincers.] 

 

[Footnote 21: These are characters generally introduced in the Hindoo 

drama; their characteristics will be explained further on.] 

 

[Footnote 22: Noonday sleep is only allowed in summer, when the nights 

are short.] 

 

[Footnote 23: These are very common in all parts of India.] 

 

[Footnote 24: In the 'Asiatic Miscellany,' and in Sir W. Jones's works, 

will be found a spirited hymn addressed to this goddess, who is adored 

as the patroness of the fine arts, especially of music and rhetoric, as 

the inventress of the Sanscrit language, &c., &c. She is the goddess of 

harmony, eloquence, and language, and is somewhat analogous to Minerva. 

For further information about her, see Edward Moor's 'Hindoo Pantheon.'] 

 

[Footnote 25: The public women, or courtesans (Vesya), of the early 

Hindoos have often been compared with the Hetera of the Greeks. The 

subject is dealt with at some length in H. H. Wilson's 'Select Specimens 

of the Theatre of the Hindoos,' in two volumes, Trubner & Co., 1871. It 


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