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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

having dressed and put on his ornaments, should interview the women of 

the harem, who should also be dressed and decorated with jewels. Then 

having given to each of them such a place and such respect as may suit 

the occasion and as they may deserve, he should carry on with them a 

cheerful conversation. After that he should see such of his wives as may 

be virgin widows re-married, and after them the concubines and dancing 

girls. All of these should be visited in their own private rooms. 

 

When the King rises from his noonday sleep, the woman whose duty it is 

to inform the King regarding the wife who is to spend the night with him 

should come to him accompanied by the female attendants of that wife 

whose turn may have arrived in the regular course, and of her who may 

have been accidentally passed over as her turn arrived, and of her who 

may have been unwell at the time of her turn. These attendants should 

place before the King the ointments and unguents sent by each of these 

wives, marked with the seal of her ring, and their names and their 

reasons for sending the ointments should be told to the King. After this 

the King accepts the ointment of one of them, who then is informed that 

her ointment has been accepted, and that her day has been settled.[57] 

 

At festivals, singing parties and exhibitions, all the wives of the King 

should be treated with respect and served with drinks. 

 

But the women of the harem should not be allowed to go out alone, 

neither should any women outside the harem be allowed to enter it except 

those whose character is well known. And lastly the work which the 

King's wives have to do should not be too fatiguing. 

 

Thus ends the conduct of the King towards the women of the harem, and of 

their own conduct. 

 

A man marrying many wives should act fairly towards them all. He should 

neither disregard nor pass over their faults, and should not reveal to 

one wife the love, passion, bodily blemishes, and confidential 

reproaches of the other. No opportunity should be given to any one of 

them of speaking to him about their rivals, and if one of them should 

begin to speak ill of another, he should chide her and tell her that she 

has exactly the same blemishes in her character. One of them he should 

please by secret confidence, another by secret respect, and another by 

secret flattery, and he should please them all by going to gardens, by 

amusements, by presents, by honouring their relations, by telling them 


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