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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

generally attached to their husbands, and are not confidential with 

them, and even though they possess all the external enjoyments of life, 

still have recourse to other men. A man who is of a low mind, who has 

fallen from his social position, and who is much given to travelling, 

does not deserve to be married; neither does one who has many wives and 

children, or one who is devoted to sport and gambling, and who comes to 

his wife only when he likes. Of all the lovers of a girl he only is her 

true husband who possesses the qualities that are liked by her, and such 

a husband only enjoys real superiority over her, because he is the 

husband of love. 

 

FOOTNOTE: 

 

[Footnote 49: There is a good deal of truth in the last few 

observations. Woman is a monogamous animal, and loves but one, and likes 

to feel herself alone in the affections of one man, and cannot bear 

rivals. It may also be taken as a general rule that women either married 

to, or kept by, rich men love them for their wealth, but not for 

themselves.] 

 

CHAPTER V. 

 

ON CERTAIN FORMS OF MARRIAGE[50] 

 

 

When a girl cannot meet her lover frequently in private, she should send 

the daughter of her nurse to him, it being understood that she has 

confidence in her, and had previously gained her over to her interests. 

On seeing the man, the daughter of the nurse should, in the course of 

conversation, describe to him the noble birth, the good disposition, the 

beauty, talent, skill, knowledge of human nature and affection of the 

girl in such a way as not to let him suppose that she has been sent by 

the girl, and should thus create affection for the girl in the heart of 

the man. To the girl also she should speak about the excellent qualities 

of the man, especially of those qualities which she knows are pleasing 

to the girl. She should, moreover, speak with disparagement of the other 

lovers of the girl, and talk about the avarice and indiscretion of their 

parents, and the fickleness of their relations. She should also quote 

samples of many girls of ancient times, such as Sakuntala and others, 

who, having united themselves with lovers of their own caste and their 

own choice, were ever happy afterwards in their society. And she should 

also tell of other girls who married into great families, and being 

troubled by rival wives, became wretched and miserable, and were finally 

abandoned. She should further speak of the good fortune, the continual 

happiness, the chastity, obedience, and affection of the man, and if the 


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