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Table of contents
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

that she is better acquainted with the sixty-four arts than the other 

ladies of the house, and in any quarrels with her husband she should not 

rebuke him severely, but in private do everything that he wishes, and 

make use of the sixty-four ways of enjoyment. She should be obliging to 

the other wives of her husband, and to their children she should give 

presents, behave as their mistress, and make ornaments and play things 

for their use. In the friends and servants of her husband she should 

confide more than in his other wives, and finally she should have a 

liking for drinking parties, going to picnics, attending fairs and 

festivals, and for carrying out all kinds of games and amusements. 

 

Thus ends the conduct of a virgin widow re-married. 

 

A woman who is disliked by her husband, and annoyed and distressed by 

his other wives, should associate with the wife who is liked most by her 

husband, and who serves him more than the others, and should teach her 

all the arts with which she is acquainted. She should act as the nurse 

of her husband's children, and having gained over his friends to her 

side, should through them make him acquainted of her devotion to him. In 

religious ceremonies she should be a leader, as also in vows and fasts, 

and should not hold too good an opinion of herself. When her husband is 

lying on his bed she should only go near him when it is agreeable to 

him, and should never rebuke him, or show obstinacy in any way. If her 

husband happens to quarrel with any of his other wives, she should 

reconcile them to each other, and if he desires to see any woman 

secretly, she should manage to bring about the meeting between them. She 

should moreover make herself acquainted with the weak points of her 

husband's character, but always keep them secret, and on the whole 

behave herself in such an way as may lead him to look upon her as a good 

and devoted wife. 

 

Here ends the conduct of a wife disliked by her husband. 

 

The above sections will show how all the women of the King's seraglio 

are to behave, and therefore we shall now speak separately only about 

the king. 

 

The female attendants in the harem (called severally Kanchukiyas,[54] 

Mahallarikas,[55] and Mahallikas,[56]) should bring flowers, ointments 

and clothes from the King's wives to the King, and he having received 

these things should give them as presents to the servants, along with 

the things worn by him the previous day. In the afternoon the King, 


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