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He wore a little cap on his sleek black hair, still wet from the bath; a loincloth of
white cotton cloth, rings on his upper arms, and round his neck a necklace of
stone-pearls held together with gold bands. Through it one could see the “
to the favour vouchsafed to the friends; for after the purificatory bath the maid sat
down on the steps that the sun might dry her. And her native charm, released by
the conviction that she was quite alone, made her fall into first one, then another ...
One feels tempted to rank his good fortune above that of the charming Sita. That
love for Sumantra's golden child that had seized upon Shridaman when he saw
her at her ritual bath—a love so deep and ardent that he had thought he must die
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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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