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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

him back to myself. 

 

2nd. That if he were once to converse with me again, he would break away 

from the other woman. 

 

3rd. That the pride of my present lover would be put down by means of 

the former one. 

 

4th. That he has become wealthy, has secured a higher position, and 

holds a place of authority under the King. 

 

5th. That he is separate from his wife. 

 

6th. That he is now independent. 

 

7th. That he lives apart from his father, or brother. 

 

8th. That by making peace with him I shall be able to get hold of a very 

rich man, who is now prevented from coming to me by my present lover. 

 

9th. That as he is not respected by his wife, I shall now be able to 

separate him from her. 

 

10th. That the friend of this man loves my rival, who hates me 

cordially; I shall, therefore, by this means separate the friend from 

his mistress. 

 

11th. And lastly, I shall bring discredit upon him by bringing him back 

to me, thus showing the fickleness of his mind. 

 

When a courtesan is resolved to take up again with a former lover, her 

Pithamurda and other servants should tell him that his former expulsion 

from the woman's house was caused by the wickedness of her mother; that 

the woman loved him just as much as ever at that time, but could not 

help the occurrence on account of her deference to her mother's will; 

that she hated the union of her present lover, and disliked him 

excessively. In addition to this, they should create confidence in his 

mind by speaking to him of her former love for him, and should allude to 

the mark of that love that she has ever remembered. This mark of her 

love should be connected with some kind of pleasure that may have been 

practised by him, such as his way of kissing her, or manner of having 

connection with her. 

 

Thus end the ways of bringing about a re-union with a former lover. 

 

When a woman has to choose between two lovers, one of whom was formerly 

united with her, while the other is a stranger, the Acharyas (sages) are 

of opinion that the first one is preferable, because his disposition and 

character being already known by previous careful observation, he can be 

easily pleased and satisfied; but Vatsyayana thinks that a former lover, 

having already spent a great deal of his wealth, is not able or willing 

to give much money again, and is not, therefore, to be relied upon so 

much as a stranger. Particular cases may, however, arise differing from 


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