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As for Shridaman's sire, Bha- vabhuti 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,
You have no ground to reproach me," Shri- daman answered, " for you yourself
have been using the popular tongue to uphold the Brahman rites. You probably
took pleasure in it. But let me tell you: there is far more pleasure in using correct ...
... in short, born, of course, of spirit and sense combined, and of his whole
personality — had been above all and in essentials a matter of his Brahman
head, gifted by the goddess Speech with fervour of thought and power of
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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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