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As for Shridaman's sire, Bhavabhuti by name, he traced his line on the male side
from a Brahman stock versed in the Vedas, which Garga and his son were far
from doing. Still, they were no Sudras, and although somewhat goat-nosed, were
father or on his mother (whose name does not occur in the story because she
plays so modest a rôle) or on any other member of the Brahman merchant's
family or the other inhabitants of the temple village. The idea that there was
Shridaman, the Brahman's grandson, continued, even with Nanda's body, to be
what he had been and to live as he had lived. He was no smith nor herd, but a
vanija and son of a vanija, who helped his father carry on a respectable trade; ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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