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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

secrets, and lastly by loving unions. A young woman who is of a good 

temper, and who conducts herself according to the precepts of the Holy 

Writ, wins her husband's attachment, and obtains a superiority over her 

rivals. 

 

Thus ends the conduct of a husband towards many wives. 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[Footnote 54: A name given to the maid servants of the zenana of the 

Kings in ancient times, on account of their always keeping their breasts 

covered with a cloth called Kanchuki. It was customary in the olden time 

for the maid servants to cover their breasts with a cloth, while the 

Queens kept their breasts uncovered. This custom is distinctly to be 

seen in the Ajunta cave paintings.] 

 

[Footnote 55: The meaning of this word is a superior woman, so it would 

seem that a Mahallarika must be a person in authority over the maid 

servants of the house.] 

 

[Footnote 56: This was also appertaining to the rank of women employed 

in the harem. In latter times this place was given to eunuchs.] 

 

[Footnote 57: As Kings generally had many wives, it was usual for them 

to enjoy their wives by turns. But as it happened sometimes that some of 

them lost their turns owing to the King's absence, or to their being 

unwell, then in such cases the women whose turns had been passed over, 

and those whose turns had come, used to have a sort of lottery, and the 

ointment of all the claimants were sent to the King, who accepted the 

ointment of one of them, and thus settled the question.] 

 

=END OF PART IV.= 

 


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