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... she lives like other people, grinds the corn, cooks the porridge, and spins the
wool and has parents who are like other folk, even though Sumantra, her father,
can boast of a little warrior blood in his veins — too far away to amount to much!
The joy of the parents (if that is the right word) was very great, for the boy was
neither pale nor blind. True, he was very light-skinned; but that might come from
his mother's Kshatriya or warrior blood. He turned out later to be very nearsighted
Sita professed herself satisfied with these arrangements, she said they appealed
to her warrior blood. Wherefore she would not withdraw from the combat but look
on unflinching. So then this mortal meeting took place forthwith in front of the ...
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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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