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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256-259

Marriage in the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana


Consultant Psychiatrist, Thanigailam, 30, Besant Nagar, Madras-90, India

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O Somasundaram
Consultant Psychiatrist, Thanigailam, 30, Besant Nagar, Madras-90
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The varieties of marriage described by Manu and accepted by Vatsyayana are mentioned. The qualities of the bride and bridegroom for an ideal marriage are enumerated by Vatsyayana. The Shastraic view of the same along with the valid conditions of a Hindu Marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 are contrasted. The role of the virtuous wife in house-keeping and looking after the husband, according to Vatsyayana, is highlighted. A brief mention is made of adultery and prostitution in various times in India. It is concluded that Vatsyayana's view on marital harmony could be utilised even to-day by various therapists.



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