Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana

  

THE  KAMA SUTRA  OF  VATSYAYANA.   

 

TRANSLATED FROM THE SANSCRIT.   

 

In Seven Parts,   

 

WITH   PREFACE, INTRODUCTION,   AND   CONCLUDING REMARKS.    

In the literature of all countries there will be found a certain number of works treating especially of love. Everywhere the subject is dealt with differently, and from various points of view. In the present publication it is proposed to give a complete translation of what is considered the standard work on love in Sanscrit literature, and which is called the 'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra,' or Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana.
 

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Kawa Sutra by Ghosh, S.l.

 


 Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: 8586. Book Title: Kawa Sutra

Vabhravya was most probably the author of a work on Kama-sutra which, however, could not have been so extensive as Vatsyayana states.

 
CONTENTS


Foreword by P. C. Bagchi. M.A. (Cal), D.Litt. (Paris)

Introduction

CHAPTER I

The Origins of the Kama-sutra ...

CHAPTER II

Relative Importance of Dharma, Artha and Kama ...
Three stages of life and Three Objectives — Significance of Dharma — Significance of Artha — Significance of Kama — Relative position of the Three Objectives — Why Kama-sutra should be studied — Why Religion should be observed — Why wealth should be acquired
— Why sensual pleasures should be enjoyed

CHAPTER III

Arts and Science to be Studied

Why women should be educated in sexual science — Suitable instructors for girls — The sixty-four accessory arts for women

CHAPTER IV

The Life of a Citizen ...

How a man of fashion should arrange his home —
The daily life of a man of fashion — Social duties of a man of fashion — Social gatherings — Drinking parties — Garden parties or picnics— Popular festivities — Composition of a gentleman’s retinue — The social life of the village people

CHAPTER V

The Different Types of Women for Sensual Pleasures
Marital and extramarital relations — The fourth class,
another’s wife — Other sub-classes of mistresses — Classification of men — Women who should not be
enjoyed — The. intermediaries in love affairs — Requirements of a go-between

CHAPTER VI

Conduct in Negotiating Marriage

How to select a bride — Girls who should be rejected as brides — What the bride’s party should do — What the bridegroom’s party should do

CHAPTER VII

The Art of Winning the Confidence in the Wife

How to approach a newly married wife — Need of
gentle methods stressed — The technique of approach, embrace — The next step, the kiss — Third step, intimate talk — Stimulation of the mammillae — Technique of manipulation — Necessity of winning the girl’s love before marital relations

CHAPTER VIII

Courtship of Young Girls for Marriage

Why courtship is necessary before marriage — How to begin juvenile courtship: children’s game — Courtship by grown-ups: use of intermediary — Methods of pleasing a young girl — Signs of dawning love in a maiden

CHAPTER IX

How TO Win a Wife and a Husband

How to press on with one’s suit after love has dawned on the girl — Final conquest of a sweetheart — Cases
where a maiden should herself select a husband — The final conquest of a suitor

CHAPTER X

Forms of Marriage Between Young Lovers

Marriage arranged through an intermediary — Formal
manage among lovers — Marriage by force and fraud :
paisacha marriage — Marriage by capture — Rakshasa
marriage — Gandharva marriage commended

CHAPTER XI

Classification of Sexual Unions

The two aspects of sexual union — Classification according to dimensions of genital organs — Kinds of union according to size — Kinds of union according to character of passion — Kinds of union according to duration
— Total kinds of union — Four Categories of sexual
gratification

CHAPTER XII

The Art of Embraces

Sixty-four accessories of sexual intercourse — The technique of the embrace — Intimate embraces — Embraces during the act of coitus — Rubbing or squeezing as a pleasant accessory process

CHAPTER XIII

The Art and Technique of Kissing

The order of the kiss and other forms of love-play — The technique of the kiss — Three kinds of the lip kiss for women — Love-play with kissing; the wager — The concurrent, or responsive kiss — Kisses on other parts of the body — Other forms of special kisses — Kissing of the hands and feet

CHAPTER XIV

The Art of Marking and Scratching with the Nails
Nail-markings ; when to be applied — Biting: its significance and use — Parts of the body to be scratched — Fashions in finger-nail trimming — The technique of scratching: the limited pressure — The half-moon and the circle — The tiger s claw and the peacock’s foot —

The leaping hare — The leaf of a lotus — The token of remembrance — Application of other scratch marks

CHAPTER XV

The Art of Erotic Biting

Where to apply erotic biting — Characteristics of good teeth — Varieties of tooth-mark — Code messages between lovers

CHAPTER XVI

Local Customs and Practices in Love-Play

Local usages described — Local customs and approved
methods: which to follow — Relative power of different
forms of love-play — How a woman should take her
"revenge”

CHAPTER XVII

Attitudes in Sexual Communion

Three attitudes in tight-fit unions — Four attitudes in loose-fit unions — Other attitudes in sexual unions —
Front-to-back or averse attitude — Coitus in water —

The standing attitude — Attitudes of chase or quadrupedal attitudes — Group coitus by a single male — Group coitus by a single woman — Coitus in and on woman condemned

CHAPTER XVIII

Stroking, Striking and Erotic Articulation

Stroking and striking as a sexual process — Erotic articulation ; numerous varieties — What is cooing — The technique of stroking — How a woman should give strokes and make sounds — Strokes peculiar to the Deccan — Violence in stroking condemned

CHAPTER XIX

Reversed Normal Attitude and Technique of Intromission

Two ways in which a woman can take the active r61e
— Technique of approaching normal coitus — How to enhance the pleasure in coitus of a woman — Signs of increasing passion in a woman — Ten ways of penial intromission — Three manners in Reversed Normal attitude

CHAPTER XX

Conduct Before and After Sexual Intercourse:

Categories of Passion and Love-quarrels

How one should receive a desired woman — What
should be done after coitus — How to increase passion of lovers — Varieties of coitus according to nature of passion — ^What a lover should do in case of a love-quarrel with the beloved

CHAPTER XXI

The Duties and Conduct of a Sole Wife : Her

BEHAVIOUR during THE HUSBAND’S ABSENCE

Household duties of a sole wife — The kitchen-garden of a house-wife — How a good wife should behave —

Social conduct of a good wife — Some useful Don’ts for a good wife — Proper dress for a wife — Duties of a wife as manager of the household — How a wife should behave when the husband is away on a sojourn

CHAPTER XXII

Duties of a Wife with a Co-wife or Co-wives ; Of a Widow ; Of a Neglected Wife ; Of Women in Royal
Harems ; Of a Husband of Many Wives

Why wives suffer co-wives — Duties of wife towards
a co-wife — How the eldest co-wife should conduct her- self — How the younger co-wife should conduct herself
— The duties of a re-married widow — The duties and conduct of a re-married widow — The duties and conduct of the neglected wife — king's way with his women — Royal routine for nocturnal pleasures —
Duties of a husband with several wives

CHAPTER XXIII

Character of Men and Women : Why the Latter Reject Lovers' Advances: Women's Favorite and Their Easy Preys

Ten grades of intensity of passion that may justify adultery — Distinction between the nature of men and women — Why women remain constant to their husbands — How to overcome a lady’s scruples — Qualities
of men who succeed with women — Characteristics of women who are easily won over

CHAPTER XXIV

The Technique of Approaching Another Man's Wife
How the lover should behave at the first meeting —

How to behave when acquaintance has progressed

CHAPTER XXV

How to Ascertain the Disposition of a Woman

Hints for knowing the state of a woman’s mind — How a reserved lady responds to a lover’s appeal — How a forward woman offers her love — Way of a woman who is alternately forward and shy

CHAPTER XXVI

How A Female Messenger Should Work on Another's
Wife

Preliminary efforts by a female messenger — How the subject of the lover should be broached — Gestures that denote a lady’s growing favour — How a messenger should fan the fire of love — Suitable places and occasions for secret unions — Eight categories of female messengers.

CHAPTER XXVII

How Rulers and Nobles Enjoy Others' Wives
Rulers forbidden to enjoy others’ wives — How village rulers and lords win others’ wives — How lords and kings enjoy others’ wives in towns — Other ways of how a king may enjoy others’ wives without entering others’ houses — The kings’ prerogative for open adultery in certain localities

CHAPTER XXVIII

The Ways of Royal Ladies and of Guarding Wives
From Evil

How dissatisfied wives obtain satisfaction of sexual desire — Citizens smuggled into royal zenanas — How a citizen should manage entry into the royal zenana —

Local customs in illicit congress among royal ladies —

How a man should protect his wife’s virtue — Reasons why women go astray

CHAPTER XXIX

The Ways of a Prostitute: Her Helpers, Types of
Paramour and Technique of Reception

A prostitute’s agents and helpers — Lovers who are
entertained for their wealth — Character of the ideal beau — The women’s hero — Character of the ideal belle — Qualities that make for excellence in beau and belle — Men who should be rejected by all women — Why prostitutes accept lovers — How a prostitute should
secure a paramour


CHAPTER XXX

How A Prostitute should Please her Paramour by
Adopting the Ways of a Wife

How a prostitute should simulate devotion — How a
prostitute simulates understanding and appreciation of
the lover — A prostitute’s conduct in the lover’s sorrow
and joy — How a prostitute simulates the wife’s conduct
— A prostitute’s conduct when the lover is away — Signs of deep attachment

CHAPTER XXXI

How A Courtesan earns her Money and how she Expels
THE Impoverished Lover

How to extract money from the paramour — How to
gratify the paramour into paying excessively — Signs of growing indifference in a paramour — A prostitute’s way of evicting a paramour

CHAPTER XXXII

How A Courtesan Repairs her Broken Relations with

A Former Paramour

How a prostitute makes up to a former paramour - Where a courtesan should herself move for reunion
— How a courtesan should make up to a former lover

CHAPTER XXXIII

The Different Kinds of Gain

The technique of a freelance prostitute — Type of visitor to be preferred — Excess of gains for prostitutes
— When prostitutes forego wealth — When they extract fees — Where one can trust to future

CHAPTER XXXIV

Considerations of Complications and Doubts Arising
FROM Gains and Losses ; Types of Prostitutes ... 251
Complications and doubts — Different types of compli-
cations — Types of Pure Doubt — T3rpes of Mixed Doubt
— Types of twofold combination — Types of manifold
combination

CHAPTER XXXV

Secret Instructions for Beautification, Compelling
Another's Obedience and Aphrodisiacs and Tonics
How to enhance one’s beauty — Ways of bettering one’s luck — Owning a prostitute’s daughter — How to enslave the heart of a man or a woman — Recipes for aphrodisiacs and tonics

CHAPTER XXXVI

Recovery of Lost Passion, Increasing Physical Proportions and Miscellaneous Recipes

How to relieve a woman’s excessive passion — Variety of artificial membra — How the size of membrum is increased : perforation — Application of recipes — Miscellaneous recipes

CHAPTER XXXVII

Conclusion

APPENDIX

Auparishtaka or Congressio in Ore

 



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