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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

girl gets amorous about him, she should endeavour to allay her shame[51] 

and her fear as well as her suspicions about any disaster that might 

result from the marriage. In a word, she should act the whole part of a 

female messenger by telling the girl all about the man's affection for 

her, the places he frequented, and the endeavours he made to meet her, 

and by frequently repeating, "It will be all right if the man will take 

you away forcibly and unexpectedly." 

 

 

_The Forms of Marriage._ 

 

When the girl is gained over, and acts openly with the man as his wife, 

he should cause fire to be brought from the house of a Brahman, and 

having spread the Kusha grass upon the ground, and offered an oblation 

to the fire he should marry her according to the precepts of the 

religious law. After this he should inform his parents of the fact, 

because it is the opinion of ancient authors that a marriage solemnly 

contracted in the presence of fire cannot afterwards be set aside. 

 

After the consummation of the marriage, the relations of the man should 

gradually be made acquainted with the affair, and the relations of the 

girl should also be apprised of it in such a way that they may consent 

to the marriage, and overlook the manner in which it was brought about, 

and when this is done they should afterwards be reconciled by 

affectionate presents and favourable conduct. In this manner the man 

should marry the girl according to the Gandharva form of marriage. 

 

When the girl cannot make up her mind, or will not express her readiness 

to marry, the man should obtain her in any one of the following ways:-- 

 

(1). On a fitting occasion, and under some excuse, he should by means of 

a female friend with whom he is well acquainted, and whom he can trust, 

and who also is well known to the girl's family, get the girl brought 

unexpectedly to his house, and he should then bring fire from the house 

of a Brahman, and proceed as before described. 

 

(2.) When the marriage of the girl with some other person draws near, 

the man should disparage the future husband to the utmost in the mind of 

the mother of the girl, and then having got the girl to come with her 

mother's consent to a neighbouring house, he should bring fire from the 

house of a Brahman, and proceed as above. 

 

(3.) The man should become a great friend of the brother of the girl, 

the said brother being of the same age as himself, and addicted to 


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