The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

Translated by

Richard F. Burton

Kamasutra

 

Part I Dharma, Artha and Kama Part II On Sexual Union Part III Acquisition of the Girl
Part IV About a Wife Part V Wives of other People Part VI About Courtesans
Part VII Attracting others Preface Introduction

Method of Sexual Intercourse : List of Sex Positions

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Kamasutra in Hindi

Preface

Introduction

Part I INTRODUCTORY

Chapter 1 - Preface Salutation to Dharma, Artha and Kama

Chapter 2 - On the acquisition of Dharma, Artha and Kama

Chapter 3 - On the arts and sciences to be studied

Chapter 4 - The life of a citizen

Chapter 5 - About the kinds of women resorted to by the citizens, and of friends and messengers

Part II ON SEXUAL UNION

Chapter 1

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

Method of Sexual Intercourse : List of Sex Positions

Chapter 2

Of the embrace

 

Chapter 3

On kissing

 

Chapter 4

On pressing, or marking, or scratching with the nails

 

Chapter 5

On biting, and the means to be employed with regard to women of different countries

 

Chapter 6

Of the different ways of lying down, and various kinds of congress

 

Chapter 7

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

 

Chapter 8

About women acting the part of a man; and of the Work of a man

 

Chapter 9

Of the Auparishtaka or mouth congress

 

Chapter 10

Of the way how to begin and how to end the congress. Different kinds of congress and love quarrels

Part III ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE

Chapter 1

Observations on Betrothal and Marriage

 

Chapter 2

About creating Confidence in the Girl

 

Chapter 3

Courtship, and the manifestation of the feelings by outward signs and deeds

 

Chapter 4

On things to be done only by the Man, and the acquisition of the Girl thereby. Also what is to be done by a Girl to gain over a Man and subject him to her

 

Chapter 5

On the different Forms of Marriage

Part IV ABOUT A WIFE

Chapter 1

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

 

Chapter 2

On the conduct of the elder wife towards the other wives of her husband, and on that of a younger wife towards the elder ones. Also on the conduct of a virgin widow re-married; of a wife disliked by her husband; of the women in the King's Harem; and lastly on the conduct of a husband towards many wives

Part V ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE

Chapter 1

On the Characteristics of Men and Women, and the reason why Women reject the Addresses of Men. About Men who have Success with Women, and about Women who are easily gained over

 

Chapter 2

About making Acquaintance with the Woman, and of the efforts to gain her over

 

Chapter 3

Examination of the State of a Woman’s mind

 

Chapter 4

The Business of a Go-Between

 

Chapter 5

On the Love of Persons in authority with the Wives of other People

 

Chapter 6

About the Women of the Royal Harem, and of the keeping of one’s own Wife

Part VI ABOUT COURTESANS

Chapter Introduction

Introductory remarks

 

Chapter 1

Of the causes of a courtesan resorting to men; of the means of attaching to herself the man desired; and of the kind of man that it is desirable to be acquainted with

 

Chapter 2

Of a Courtesan living with a Man as his Wife

 

Chapter 3

Of the Means of getting Money; of the Signs of a Lover who is beginning to be Weary, and of the way to get rid of him

 

Chapter 4

About re-union with a former lover

 

Chapter 5

Of different kinds of gain

 

Chapter 6

Of gains and losses; attendant gains and losses; and doubts; as also of the different kinds of courtesans

Part VII ON THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO ONE’S SELF

Chapter 1

On personal adornment; on subjugating the hearts of others; and on tonic medicines

 

Chapter 2

Of the means of exciting Desire, and of the ways of enlarging the Lingam. Miscellaneous Experiments and Receipts

 

Concluding remarks

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