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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

worshipping the Deity, and should wear no ornaments except those that 

are lucky. If the time fixed for his return has passed, she should 

endeavour to ascertain the real time of his return from omens, from the 

reports of the people, and from the positions of the planets, the moon 

and the stars. On occasions of amusement, and of auspicious dreams, she 

should say "Let me be soon united to him." If, moreover, she feels 

melancholy, or sees any inauspicious omen, she should perform some rite 

to appease the Deity. 

 

When the man does return home she should worship the God Kama (_i.e._, 

the Indian Cupid), and offer oblations to other Deities, and having 

caused a pot filled with water to be brought by her friends, she should 

perform the worship in honour of the crow who eats the offerings which 

we make to the manes of deceased relations. After the first visit is 

over she should ask her lover also to perform certain rites, and this he 

will do if he is sufficiently attached to her. 

 

Now a man is said to be sufficiently attached to a woman when his love 

is disinterested; when he has the same object in view as his beloved 

one; when he is quite free from any suspicions on her account; and when 

he is indifferent to money with regard to her. 

 

Such is the manner of a courtesan living with a man like a wife, and set 

forth here for the sake of guidance from the rules of Dattaka. What is 

not laid down here should be practised according to the custom of the 

people, and the nature of each individual man. 

 

There are also two verses on the subject as follows: 

 

"The extent of the love of women is not known, even to those who are the 

objects of their affection, on account of its subtlety, and on account 

of the avarice, and natural intelligence of womankind." 

 

"Women are hardly ever known in their true light, though they may love 

men, or become indifferent towards them; may give them delight, or 

abandon them; or may extract from them all the wealth that they may 

possess." 

 


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