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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

courtesans, and to intrigues with the wives of other people, and should 

give him assistance in such matters, and also give him occasional 

presents. He should then tell him about his great love for his sister, 

as young men will sacrifice even their lives for the sake of those who 

may be of the same age, habits, and dispositions as themselves. After 

this the man should get the girl brought by means of her brother to some 

secure place, and having brought fire from the house of a Brahman, 

should proceed as before. 

 

(4.) The man should on the occasion of festivals get the daughter of the 

nurse to give the girl some intoxicating substance, and then cause her 

to be brought to some secure place under the pretence of some business, 

and there having enjoyed her before she recovers from her intoxication, 

should bring fire from the house of a Brahman, and proceed as before. 

 

(5.) The man should, with the connivance of the daughter of the nurse, 

carry off the girl from her house while she is asleep, and then, having 

enjoyed her before she recovers from her sleep, should bring fire from 

the house of a Brahman, and proceed as before. 

 

(6.) When the girl goes to a garden, or to some village in the 

neighbourhood, the man should, with his friends, fall on her guards, and 

having killed them, or frightened them away, forcibly carry her off, and 

proceed as before. 

 

There are verses on the subject as follows:--In all the forms of 

marriage given in this chapter of this work, the one that precedes is 

better than the one that follows it, on account of its being more in 

accordance with the commands of religion, and therefore it is only when 

it is impossible to carry the former into practice that the latter 

should be resorted to. As the fruit of all good marriages is love, the 

Gandharva[52] form of marriage is respected, even though it is formed 

under unfavourable circumstances, because it fulfils the object sought 

for. Another cause of the respect accorded to the Gandharva form of 

marriage is, that it brings forth happiness, causes less trouble in its 

performance than any other forms of marriage, and is above all the 

result of previous love. 

 

FOOTNOTE: 

 

[Footnote 50: These forms of marriage differ from the four kinds of 

marriage mentioned in Chapter I., and are only to be made use of when 

the girl is gained over in the way mentioned in Chapters III. and IV.] 

 

[Footnote 51: About this, see a story on the fatal effects of love at 


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