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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

attached to her, and then dismissing him after she has taken away all 

his possessions." 

 

"A courtesan leading in this manner the life of a wife is not troubled 

with too many lovers, and yet obtains abundance of wealth." 

 

FOOTNOTE: 

 

[Footnote 75: On the completion of a vow a festival takes place. Some 

trees such as the Peepul and Banyan trees, are invested with sacred 

threads like the Brahman's, and on the occasion of this ceremony a 

festival is given. In the same way when gardens are made, and tanks or 

temples built, then also festivals are observed.] 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER IV. 

 

ABOUT RE-UNION WITH A FORMER LOVER. 

 

 

When a courtesan abandons her present lover after all his wealth is 

exhausted, she may then consider about her re-union with a former lover. 

But she should return to him only if he has acquired fresh wealth, or is 

still wealthy, and if he is still attached to her. And if this man be 

living at the time with some other women she should consider well before 

she acts. 

 

Now such a man can only be in one of the six following conditions, viz.: 

 

1st. He may have left the first woman of his own accord, and may even 

have left another woman since then. 

 

2nd. He may have been driven away from both women. 

 

3rd. He may have left the one woman of his own accord, and be living 

with another woman. 

 

5th. He may have been driven away from the one woman, and left the other 

of his own accord. 

 

6th. He may have been driven away by the one woman, and may be living 

with another. 

 

(1). Now if the man has left both women of his own accord, he should not 

be resorted to, on account of the fickleness of his mind, and his 

indifference to the excellencies of both of them. 

 

(2). As regards the man who may have been driven away from both women, 

if he has been driven away from the last one because the woman could get 

more money from some other man, then he should be resorted to, for if 

attached to the first woman he would give her more money, through vanity 

and emulation to spite the other woman. But if he has been driven away 

by the woman on account of his poverty, or stinginess, he should not 

then be resorted to. 

 

(3). In the case of the man who may have left the one woman of his own 

accord, and been driven away by the other, if he agrees to return to the 

former and give her plenty of money beforehand, then he should be 

resorted to. 

 

(4). In the case of the man who may have left the one woman of his own 


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