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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

arrange for your entrance into the harem, and she will do away with all 

cause of danger and fear from the King." If the woman accepts this 

offer, the female beggar should take her two or three times to the 

harem, and the King's wife there should give her a promise of 

protection. After this, when the woman, delighted with her reception and 

promise of protection, again goes to the harem, then a female attendant 

of the King, sent thither, should act as directed. 

 

(6). What has been said above regarding the wife of one who has some 

cause of fear from the King applies also to the wives of those who seek 

service under the King, or who are oppressed by the King's ministers, or 

who are poor, or who are not satisfied with their position, or who are 

desirous of gaining the King's favour, or who wish to become famous 

among the people, or who are oppressed by the members of their own 

caste, or who want to injure their caste fellows, or who are spies of 

the King, or who have any other object to attain. 

 

(7). Lastly, if the woman desired by the King be living with some person 

who is not her husband, then the King should cause her to be arrested, 

and having made her a slave, on account of her crime, should place her 

in the harem. Or the King should cause his ambassador to quarrel with 

the husband of the woman desired by him, and should then imprison her as 

the wife of an enemy of the King, and by this means should place her in 

the harem. 

 

Thus end the means of gaining over the wives of others secretly. 

 

The above mentioned ways of gaining over the wives of other men are 

chiefly practised in the palaces of Kings. But a King should never enter 

the abode of another person, for Abhira,[64] the King of the Kottas was 

killed by a washerman while in the house of another, and in the same way 

Jayasana the King of the Kashis was slain by the commandment of his 

cavalry. 

 

But according to the customs of some countries there are facilities for 

Kings to make love to the wives of other men. Thus in the country of the 

Andras[65] the newly married daughters of the people thereof enter the 

King's harem with some presents on the tenth day of their marriage, and 

having been enjoyed by the King are then dismissed. In the country of 

the Vatsagulmas[66] the wives of the chief ministers approach the King 

at night to serve him. In the country of the Vaidarbhas[67] the 

beautiful wives of the inhabitants pass a month in the King's harem 


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