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After a while Samadhi got the nickname of Andhaka (little blind one) on account
of his near-sightedness, and the name gradually ousted the first one. But the
weakness lent his gazelle- like eyes a soft appealing gloss and made them even
desire to hand over the business of living to his son. v But the years in which
Samadhi-Andhaka developed into loveliness at his mother's breast and in his
hammock cradle were just the ones during which the changes slowly took place
He is named Samadhi," she replied, " but more and more he is called Andhaka." "
Why so? " he asked. " Do not think he is blind," she responded. " He is no more
blind than he is pale, despite his fair complexion. But he is truly very shortsighted
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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
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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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