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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

Thus ends marriage. 

 

There are also some verses on the subject as follows:-- 

 

Amusement in society, such as completing verses begun by others, 

marriages, and auspicious ceremonies should be carried on neither with 

superiors, nor inferiors, but with our equals. That should be known as a 

high connection when a man, after marrying a girl, has to serve her and 

her relations afterwards like a servant, and such a connection is 

censured by the good. On the other hand, that reproachable connection, 

where a man, together with his relations, lords it over his wife, is 

called a low connection by the wise. But when both the man and the woman 

afford mutual pleasure to each other, and when the relatives on both 

sides pay respect to one another, such is called a connection in the 

proper sense of the word. Therefore a man should contract neither a high 

connection by which he is obliged to bow down afterwards to his kinsmen, 

nor a low connection, which is universally reprehended by all. 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[Footnote 43: The flight of a blue jay on a person's left side is 

considered a lucky omen when one starts on any business; the appearance 

of a cat before anyone at such a time is looked on as a bad omen. There 

are many omens of the same kind.] 

 

[Footnote 44: Such as the throbbing of the right eye of men and the left 

eye of women, etc.] 

 

[Footnote 45: Before anything is begun it is a custom to go early in the 

morning to a neighbour's house, and overhear the first words that may be 

spoken in his family, and according as the words heard are of good or 

bad import, so draw an inference as to the success or failure of the 

undertaking.] 

 

[Footnote 46: A disease consisting of any glandular enlargement in any 

part of the body.] 

 

[Footnote 47: A woman, the palms of whose hands and the soles of whose 

feet are always perspiring.] 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER II. 

 

OF CREATING CONFIDENCE IN THE GIRL. 

 

 

For the first three days after marriage, the girl and her husband should 

sleep on the floor, abstain from sexual pleasures, and eat their food 

without seasoning it either with alkali or salt. For the next seven days 

they should bathe amidst the sounds of auspicious musical instruments, 

should decorate themselves, dine together, and pay attention to their 

relations as well as to those who may have come to witness their 

marriage. This is applicable to persons of all castes. On the night of 

the tenth day the man should begin in a lonely place with soft words, 


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