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that in every female shape—child, maid, mother or grey-haired woman—she, the
All-Mother hides herself, the all-nourisher, Sakti, the great goddess; of whose
womb all things come, into whose womb all things go; whom we honour and
Following the steep gulley, with many jolts, they came on a temple hewed out of
the rock, and recognized it as a shrine of Devi, Durga the terrible and
unapproachable, Kali the dark Mother. Obeying an impulse of his heart,
–Shridaman heeded not the pictures, he thought not to see them; yet his red-
veined eyeballs skimmed them in passing, and they stirred in his soul feelings of
slight giddiness and tender pity, to prepare it for the beholding of the Mother.
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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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