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smith and a cowherd, for his father Garga not only kept cattle on the meadow and
in the byre, but also plied the hammer and fanned the fire with a bird's wing. As
for Shridaman's sire, Bha- vabhuti by name, he traced his line on the male side ...
That is a widow's common lot; but how much worse stain will attach to me when I
return alone to the house of my father and my father-in-law? Only one sword —
they cannot have killed each other with it in turn, one sword is not enough for two.
He was no smith nor herd, but a vanija and son of a vanija, who helped his father
carry on a respectable trade; as the father declined in strength the son took over
the business. No heavy hammer did he wield, nor pasture the kine on 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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