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MEANS OF ATTRACTING
OTHERS TO ONE'S SELF
- Chapter I
- Chapter II


CONCLUDING
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REMARKS


q MODERN KAMA

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q TRANSLATOR'S
NOTES
- Preface
PART I
- Introduction
CHAPTER V
About the kinds of women resorted to by the citizens, and of friends
q PART I:
and messengers
INTRODUCTORY
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
When Kama is practised by men of the four castes according to the rules of the
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV Holy Writ (i.e. by lawful marriage) with virgins of their own caste, it then
- Chapter V becomes a means of acquiring lawful progeny and good fame, and it is not also
opposed to the customs of the world. On the contrary the practice of Kama with
women of the higher castes, and with those previously enjoyed by others, even
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though they be of the same caste, is prohibited. But the practice of Kama with
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- Chapter I women of the lower castes, with women excommunicated from their own caste,
- Chapter II with public women, and with women twice married,1 is neither enjoined nor
- Chapter III prohibited. The object of practising Kama with such women is pleasure only.
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
Nayikas,2 therefore, are of three kinds, viz. maids, women twice married, and
- Chapter VI
public women. Gonikaputra has expressed an opinion that there is a fourth kind
- Chapter VII
of Nayika, viz. a woman who is resorted to on some special occasion even
- Chapter VIII
though she be previously married to another. These special occasions are when
- Chapter IX
a man thinks thus:
- Chapter X


This woman is self-willed, and has been previously enjoyed by many others
PART III: ABOUT THE
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besides myself. I may, therefore, safely resort to her as to a public woman
ACQUISITION OF A
WIFE though she belongs to a higher caste than mine, and, in so doing, I shall not be
- Chapter I violating the ordinances of Dharma.
- Chapter II
Or thus:
- Chapter III
This is a twice-married woman and has been enjoyed by others before me;
- Chapter IV
there is, therefore, no objection to my resorting to her.
- Chapter V
Or thus:
This woman has gained the heart of her great and powerful husband, and
q PART IV: ABOUT A exercises a mastery over him, who is a friend of my enemy; if, therefore, she
WIFE becomes united with me she will cause her husband to abandon my enemy.
- Chapter I
Or thus:
- Chapter II
This woman will turn the mind of her husband, who is very powerful, in my
favour, he being at present disaffected towards me, and intent on doing me
q PART V: ABOUT THE some harm.
WIVES OF OTHER
Or thus:
PEOPLE
By making this woman my friend I shall gain the object of some friend of mine,
- Chapter I
or shall be able to effect the ruin of some enemy, or shall accomplish some
- Chapter II
other difficult purpose.
- Chapter III
Or thus:
- Chapter IV
By being united with this woman, I shall kill her husband, and so obtain his vast
- Chapter V
riches which I covet.
- Chapter VI


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COURTESANS
- Introductory Remarks -
Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
- Chapter VI


q PART VII: ON THE
MEANS OF ATTRACTING
OTHERS TO ONE'S SELF
- Chapter I
- Chapter II


CONCLUDING
q

REMARKS


q MODERN KAMA

SUTRA


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q TRANSLATOR'S
NOTES
- Preface
PART II
- Introduction
CHAPTER I
Kinds of sexual union according to dimensions, force of desire or
q PART I:
passion, time
INTRODUCTORY
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
Kind of Union
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV Man is divided into three classes, viz. the hare man, the bull man, and the
- Chapter V horse man, according to the size of his lingam.

q PART II: ON SEXUAL Woman also, according to the depth of her yoni, is either a female deer, a
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mare, or a female elephant.
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
- Chapter VI
- Chapter VII
- Chapter VIII
- Chapter IX
- Chapter X


q PART III: ABOUT THE
ACQUISITION OF A
WIFE
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V


q PART IV: ABOUT A
WIFE
- Chapter I
- Chapter II


q PART V: ABOUT THE
WIVES OF OTHER
PEOPLE
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
- Chapter VI


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Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
- Chapter VI


q PART VII: ON THE
MEANS OF ATTRACTING
OTHERS TO ONE'S SELF
- Chapter I
- Chapter II


CONCLUDING
q

REMARKS


q MODERN KAMA

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q TRANSLATOR'S
NOTES
- Preface
PART II
- Introduction
CHAPTER II
Of the embrace
PART I:
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INTRODUCTORY
- Chapter I
This part of the Kama Shastra, which treats of sexual union, is also called `Sixty-
- Chapter II
four' (Chatushshashti). Some old authors say that it is called so, because it
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV contains sixty-four chapters. Others are of opinion that the author of this part
- Chapter V being a person named Panchala, and the person who recited the part of the Rig
Veda called Dashatapa, which contains sixty-four verses, being also called
Panchala, the name `sixty-four' has been given to the part of the work in honour
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of the Rig Vedas. The followers of Babhravya say on the other hand that this part
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- Chapter I contains eight subjects, viz. the embrace, kissing, scratching with the nails or
- Chapter II fingers, biting, lying down, making various sounds, playing the part of a man,
- Chapter III and the Auparishtaka, or mouth congress. Each of these subjects being of eight
- Chapter IV kinds, and eight multiplied by eight being sixty-four, this part is therefore named
- Chapter V `sixty-four'. But Vatsyayana affirms that as this part contains also the following
- Chapter VI
subjects, viz. striking, crying, the acts of a man during congress, the various
- Chapter VII
kinds of congress, and other subjects, the name `sixty-four' is given to it only
- Chapter VIII
accidentally. As, for instance, we say this tree is `Saptaparna', or seven-leaved,
- Chapter IX
this offering of rice is `Panchavarna', or five-coloured, but the tree has not seven
- Chapter X
leaves, neither has the rice five colours.

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However the part sixty-four is now treated of, and the embrace, being the first
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subject, will now be considered.
WIFE
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
Now the embrace which indicates the mutual love of a man and woman who
- Chapter III
have come together is of four kinds:
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
Touching
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Rubbing
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PART IV: ABOUT A
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Piercing
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Pressing
- Chapter I q

- Chapter II
The action in each case is denoted by the meaning of the word which stands for
it.
PART V: ABOUT THE
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When a man under some pretext or other goes in front or alongside of a woman
WIVES OF OTHER
PEOPLE and touches her body with his own, it is called the `touching embrace'.
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
- Chapter VI


q PART VI: ABOUT
COURTESANS
- Introductory Remarks -
Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V
- Chapter VI


q PART VII: ON THE
MEANS OF ATTRACTING
OTHERS TO ONE'S SELF
- Chapter I
- Chapter II


q CONCLUDING

REMARKS


MODERN KAMA
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q TRANSLATOR'S
NOTES
- Preface
PART II
- Introduction
CHAPTER III
On kissing
PART I:
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INTRODUCTORY
- Chapter I
It is said by some that there is no fixed time or order between the embrace,
- Chapter II
the kiss, and the pressing or scratching with the nails or fingers, but that all
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV these things should be done generally before sexual union takes place, while
- Chapter V striking and making the various sounds generally takes place at the time of the
union. Vatsyayana, however, thinks that anything may take place at any time,
for love does not care for time or order.
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- Chapter I
On the occasion of the first congress, kissing and the other things mentioned
- Chapter II
above should be done moderately, they should not be continued for a long
- Chapter III
time, and should be done alternately. On subsequent occasions, however, the
- Chapter IV
reverse of all this may take place, and moderation will not be necessary, they
- Chapter V
may continue for a long time, and, for the purpose of kindling love, they may
- Chapter VI
be all done at the same time.
- Chapter VII
- Chapter VIII
- Chapter IX
- Chapter X


q PART III: ABOUT THE
ACQUISITION OF A
WIFE
- Chapter I
- Chapter II
- Chapter III
- Chapter IV
- Chapter V

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