Kama Sutra Of Vatsayana (Other)

A Translation by Sir Richard Burton. Kamasutram, generally known to the Western world as Kama Sutra, is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on love in Sanskrit literature. This is authored by Mallanaga Vatsyayana. The Kama Sutra is most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra (Sanskrit: Kāma Śāstra). Traditionally, the first transmission of Kama Shastra or "Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred utterance by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife Parvati and later recorded his utterances for the benefit of mankind. READ ON NEW WEBSITE


Kama Sutra

Part I

1.1: Preface

1.2 : On the acquisition of Dharma, Artha and Kama

1.3 : On the Arts and Sciences to be studied

1.4 : The Life of a Citizen

1.5 : About the kinds of women resorted to by the citizens, and of friends and messengers

Part II

2.1: Kinds of sexual union according to dimensions, force of desire or passion, time

2.2 : of the Embrace

2.3 : On Kissing

2.4 : On Pressing, or Marking, or Scratching with the Nails

2.5: On Biting, and the means to be employed with regard to women of different countries

2.6 : On the different ways of lying down, and various kinds of congress

2.7 : Of the various modes of striking, and of the sounds appropriate to them

2.8 : About Women acting the part of a Man; and the work of a Man

2.9: Of the Auparishtaka or Mouth Congress

2.10: How to begin and end the congress, Kinds of congress & Love Quarrels

Part III

3.1: On Marriage

3.2 : For creating confidence in the girl

3.3 : Of Courtship and the showing feelings by outwards signs and deeds

3.4 : Things to do for winning partner

3.5 : On certain forms of marriage

Part IV

4.1: On the manner of living of a virtuous woman, and of her behaviour during the absence of her husband

4.2: On the conduct among wives of a husband; Conduct of a re-married virgin woman; Of a wife disliked by her husband; Of the women in the king's Harem; And on conduct of husband towards many wives.

5.1: Of the characteristics of men and women. The reasons why women reject the addresses of men. About men who have success with women, and about women who are easily gained over

5.2: About making acquaintance with the woman, and of the efforts to gain her over

5.3: Examination of the state of a woman's mind

5.4: About the business of a Go-Between

5.5: About the love of persons in authority for the wives of other men

5.6: About the women of the royal harem; and of the keeping of ones own wife

Part VI

6 Introduction: About Courtesans

6.1: Of the causes of Courtesan resorting to men

6.2: Of living like a wife

6.3: Of the means of geting money, of the signs of the change in lover's feelings, and of the way to get rid of him

6.4: About reunion with former lover

6.5: Of different kinds of gain

6.6: Of gains and losses; Different kinds of courtesans etc.

Part VII

7.1: On personal adornment; On subjugating the hearts of others; And on tonic medicines

7.2: Of the ways of exciting desire; experiments and recipes

Conclusive Remarks on Kama Sutra