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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

wants to engage in any kind of games or sports, she should not do it 

against his will. In the same way she should always sit down after him, 

and get up before him, and should never awaken him when he is asleep. 

The kitchen should be situated in a quiet and retired place, so as not 

to be accessible to strangers, and should always look clean. 

 

In the event of any misconduct on the part of her husband, she should 

not blame him excessively though she be a little displeased. She should 

not use abusive language towards him, but rebuke him with conciliatory 

words, whether he be in the company of friends or alone. Moreover, she 

should not be a scold, for says Gonardiya, "there is no cause of dislike 

on the part of a husband so great as this characteristic in a wife." 

Lastly she should avoid bad expressions, sulky looks, speaking aside, 

standing in the doorway, and looking at passers-by, conversing in the 

pleasure groves, and remaining in a lonely place for a long time; and 

finally she should always keep her body, her teeth, her hair, and 

everything belonging to her tidy, sweet, and clean. 

 

When the wife wants to approach her husband in private her dress should 

consist of many ornaments, various kinds of flowers, and a cloth 

decorated with different colours, and some sweet-smelling ointments or 

unguents. But her every-day dress should be composed of a thin, 

close-textured cloth, a few ornaments and flowers, and a little scent, 

not too much. She should also observe the fasts and vows of her husband, 

and when he tries to prevent her doing this, she should persuade him to 

let her do it. 

 

At appropriate times of the year, and when they happen to be cheap, she 

should buy earth, bamboos, firewood, skins, and iron pots, as also salt 

and oil. Fragrant substances, vessels made of the fruit of the plant 

wrightea antidysenterica, or oval leaved wrightea, medicines, and other 

things which are always wanted, should be obtained when required and 

kept in a secret place of the house. The seeds of the radish, the 

potato, the common beet, the Indian wormwood, the mangoe, the cucumber, 

the egg plant, the kushmanda, the pumpkin gourd, the surana, the 

bignonia indica, the sandal wood, the premna spinosa, the garlic plant, 

the onion, and other vegetables, should be bought and sown at the proper 

seasons. 

 

The wife, moreover, should not tell to strangers the amount of her 

wealth, nor the secrets which her husband has confided to her. She 

should surpass all the women of her own rank in life in her cleverness, 


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