Main  Contacts  
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

CHAPTER V. 

 

ABOUT THE LOVE OF PERSONS IN AUTHORITY FOR THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN. 

 

 

Kings and their ministers have no access to the abodes of others, and 

moreover their mode of living is constantly watched and observed and 

imitated by the people at large, just as the animal world, seeing the 

sun rise, get up after him, and when he sits in the evening, lie down 

again in the same way. Persons in authority should not therefore do any 

improper act in public, as such are impossible from their position, and 

would be deserving of censure. But if they find that such an act is 

necessary to be done, they should make use of the proper means as 

described in the following paragraphs. 

 

The head man of the village, the King's officer employed there, and the 

man[63] whose business it is to glean corn, can gain over female 

villagers simply by asking them. It is on this account that this class 

of woman are called unchaste women by voluptuaries. 

 

The union of the above mentioned men with this class of woman takes 

place on the occasions of unpaid labour, of filling the granaries in 

their houses, of taking things in and out of the house, of cleaning the 

houses, of working in the fields, and of purchasing cotton, wool, flax, 

hemp, and thread, and at the season of the purchase, sale, and exchange 

of various other articles, as well as at the time of doing various other 

works. In the same way the superintendents of cow pens enjoy the women 

in the cow pens; and the officers, who have the superintendence of 

widows, of the women who are without supporters, and of women who have 

left their husbands, have sexual intercourse with these women. The 

intelligent accomplish their object by wandering at night in the 

village, and while villagers also unite with the wives of their sons, 

being much alone with them. Lastly the superintendents of markets have a 

great deal to do with the female villagers at the time of their making 

purchases in the market. 

 

During the festival of the eighth moon, _i.e._, during the bright half 

of the month of Nargashirsha, as also during the moonlight festival of 

the month of Kartika, and the spring festival of Chaitra, the women of 

cities and towns generally visit the women of the King's harem in the 

royal palace. These visitors go to the several apartments of the women 

of the harem, as they are acquainted with them, and pass the night in 

conversation, and in proper sports, and amusement, and go away in the 

morning. On such occasions a female attendant of the King (previously 


Page 1 from 8: [1]  2   3   4   5   6   7   8   Forward